Staff and Board

Kathy Lansing

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.

Pat Rogne

Pat joined the staff at NNS in the fall of 2005 and has over 10 years experience in various early childhood education programs. Pat has a B.S in elementary education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has completed her pre-primary specialty at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a teacher for ages 3 through 6th grade.

Penny Tschann

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.

Shari Wadleigh

Shari has been with NNS since her daughter started attending in 1997. She has filled the roles of substitute teacher, teacher, and teacher’s aide throughout her years with the nursery school. She received her B.A. at Hamline University and did graduate work in early childhood/special education at the University of Minnesota. Shari’s previous early education experiences include director/teacher at a childcare center and teacher at an early education center which had daycare, nursery school, and special education programs. Shari has also volunteered in a variety of early education programs in the community.


Board of Directors

President Amy McBroom

Vice President Kari Engle

Treasurers Candace Godfrey and Emma Otterblad (Candace) (Emma)

Secretary Kara Voight

Registrar Jennifer Klaers

Volunteer Coordinator Julia Bengston

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