Staff and Board


Kathy Lansing
Director/Teacher

Kathy has been contributing to NNS for more than 25 years. She first became involved as a parent and later as a board member, teacher, and director. Kathy’s teaching philosophy and leadership style coincide well with the mission statement and curriculum goals and objectives of NNS. Kathy received her B.S. from Charter Oak State College in Individualized Studies, Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Education. She has an A.A.S. from MnSCU in Child Development. In addition to her role as NNS Director, Kathy teaches part-time.


 


Penny Tschann
Teacher

Penny’s involvement with NNS began with the enrollment of her first child in 1985. Prior to that she worked at several daycare centers and was a family daycare provider for 8 years. Penny joined the teaching staff at NNS in 1990. She received her diploma from Rochester Vocational-Technical Institute as a Child Development Assistant in 1979. Penny has also taken college credits in Early Childhood from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Caitlyn Hakes
Caitlyn Hakes
Teachers Aid

Caitlyn has an Associate’s of Science in Early Childhood and Youth Development from Dakota County Technical College. While she was earning her degree, Caitlyn contributed as a volunteer to several early childhood locations in Northfield, including ECFE, Early Ventures, Hand in Hand Preschool, and here at Northfield Nursery School. Caitlyn also coaches competitive gymnastics at Northfield Gymnastics Club, and is also involved in their preschool and toddler programs. In her spare time, Caitlyn enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, son, and two cats. Caitlyn enjoys working with young children in any setting, and is thrilled to continue her professional relationship with NNS!


Board of Directors

President Candace Godfrey
president@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Vice President Theresa Bauman
vicepresident@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Treasurers Rachel Brownlee and Nate Engle
treasurer@northfieldnurseryschool.com (Rachel) treasurer2@northfieldnurseryschool.com (Nate)

Secretary Angela Dee
secretary@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Registrar Melissa Pellinen
registrar@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Volunteer Coordinator Heidi Rubenstein
volunteer@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Fundraiser Tanya Westrum
fundraiser@northfieldnurseryschool.com

Community Relations Monica Irwin
community@northfieldnurseryschool.com