1862 Penfield Road | Penfield, NY 14526 | (585) 381-7300
Meet Our Staff
Education Director email@example.com
I have over 17 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and I am thrilled to be starting my second year at PVNS! I live in North Greece with my husband and two sons, Michael and Spencer. We have a dog named Lilly. I love cooking, reading and being with my family!
Jodianne Natemeier Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in Penfield with my husband, 2 children (10 & 7) and 1 rambunctious cat. My youngest daughter is an alumnus of the PVNS 4 year old program and she absolutely loved it! This is my third year in the PVNS office.
Libby Bertrand (Door Greeter, Gym Supervisor) This is my 5th year on staff with PVNS. I started as an on-call substitute teacher assistant for 2 years. This is my 2nd year as a full-time assistant at arrival/dismissal and in the gym. I am also a former PVNS parent. My son attended here 5 years ago!
Kacey Kiley( Door Greeter, Events Planner) Kacey is a Board Member at Home Start Hope. She is a mother of two PVNS alumni and a non-profit professional with over 20 years of experience in fundraising, event management, marketing and web design.
Joanne Dall (2 Day 2s Teacher) email@example.com I love my family and the special memories that we are making. One activity I look forward to all year is our annual trip to Maine where we boat, swim, kayak, and of course eat lobster. I am always up for a trip anywhere to experience new places, food, culture, and experiences.
Gretta Schuler( 2 Day 2s Assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org I smile and feel love when I think about the people I interact with at PVNS. When I am not focused on PVNS I spend time with my husband, 5 grown children, 3 dogs, and assorted relatives and friends.
Kathy Lampe( 2 Day 3s and 3 Day 4s Teacher) email@example.com. I am beginning my 4th year at PVNS. I am a former HS vocal music teacher. I live in Penfield with my husband and four children. My family also includes two pugs: Anna and GusGus!! I love spending time with my family and being a part of the PVNS community!
Amy Desario – (2 Day 3s and 3 Day 4s Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org I love teaching preschool & I think there is nothing more rewarding than watching a child grow and surprise him/herself with their newly found abilities. Every day I get to engage little minds with new experiences & stories, and encourage children to make good choices, build friendships, and make the world a better place.
Michelle Hays (5 day 4s Assistant) I have worked at PVNS for a very long time! I have a husband Michael who is a CPA we have been married for 21 years. I have 2 kids Jackson 17 a senior at Penfield High and a daughter Lindsey 15 a sophomore at Penfield High. I also have 2 puggles Buddy and Bailey that are a big part of our family!
Erin Roth (4 Day 4s Teacher) email@example.com.
I live in Penfield with my husband and our three kids . I taught preschool at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and also worked in the main museum as the head of Youth and Family Programs. This year is sure to be filled with some of my favorite things-songs, laughter, play, experiments and even some messes!
Kathy Smits (4 Day 4s Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org When I am not making memories with my husband (Glenn) and two kids (Chloe-11 & Parker- 9), I like to craft, hike, and read. I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher. There’s nothing better than helping kids develop a desire to become lifelong learners!
Jennifer Glorioso (Transitional Kindergarten Teacher)
email@example.com This is my third year teaching at PVNS. I taught Kindergarten and First grade before taking a few years off to spend with my husband, son and daughter. I am thrilled to get back to teaching and watching the excitement when a child understands a new idea or forms a new question. There is no career I’d rather have than to help teach and inspire a love of learning in children.
Becky Spector (Transitional Kindergarten Assistant)
My name is Becky Spector and I am the certified teachers assistant for Transitional Kindergarten. I have three children, which have all gone to PVNS. My oldest, Abby, is going into 9th grade at Penfield High School, and my son Gibson is starting 7th grade. My youngest Lily Rose is starting 2nd grade at Harris Hill.
Kate Gibbons (Transitional Kindergarten Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org After a career in financial services and some time home with my daughters, I finally got to pursue my dream of being a teacher. This is my fifth year teaching, and I feel so lucky to have this career! When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my two girls and my husband. I recently started playing tennis, and also enjoy cooking, reading, gardening and spending time with friends.
Heather White (Transitional Kindergarten Assistant)
email@example.comWhile most of my free time is spent watching my 8th grade daughter & my 6th grade son play volleyball, football, baseball, karate and dance, I also enjoy photography and scrapbooking. Our family takes an annual trip to the Adirondack Mountains with family friends. 12 people…1 cabin….Lots of fun!! Family game and movie night is another one of my favorites. Spending time together with my husband and kiddos means a lot to me as I know these days are moving much too quickly and our babies are growing up.
Miss Amy is an avid singer, painter, and photographer. She also loves to travel and go camping, but has a special place in her heart for staying at home and snuggling with her big, orange tabby cat named Alfred! She values time with family, and can’t wait to make new friends this year at PVNS!
Jennifer Colicchio (2 Day 3s and 3 Day 3s Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! I’m Jen Colicchio and I live in Webster with my husband Mike and my 3 girls Allie, Carly and Hannah. I love spending time with my family & friends & taking my dog for long walks! I have several years of experience working with preschool aged children both as a speech therapist and as a preschool teacher. I am so excited to be starting at PVNS this year! I very much enjoy working in the preschool classroom & can’t wait for all the fun we will have!
Tara Stocker (2 Day 3s and 3 Day 3s Assistant)
I live in Macedon with my husband and 2 daughters (ages 7 and 4). I’ve worked in childcare for the past 12 years, but am excited to move from teaching in a daycare to a nursery school, particularly PVNS! As a PVNS alumni and daughter of a past PVNS teacher, I am so excited that I get to re-join the PVNS community, but this time as an assistant teacher! I can’t wait for this year to begin, it’s sure to be tons of fun!!
Peg Kirchhoff (2 Day 3s and 3 Day 4s Assistant) email@example.com
Peg Kirchhoff has been married to her husband, Doug, for 41 years. She has 4 grown children. (The two youngest are graduates of PVNS.) Peg and Doug have 5 (almost 6) grandchildren and 4 of them have attended PVNS. Peg is returning to PVNS to continue her 20+ year career. She has worked with all age groups except 2-year-olds. She loves her job, reading, crafting, spending time with her family and only wishes she could travel more.
Heather McKenzie (2s Assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in Penfield with my husband and two sons, both who are PVNS alumni! I have been subbing at the school the last two years and am excited to become a staff member! I enjoy baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Ardilio (2 Day 3s, 3 Day 4s Assistant) My name is Karen Ardilio and I am so excited to be joining the Penfield Village Nursery School team. I grew up living in Webster, and moved to Penfield/Macedon area when I got married 16 years ago. I live with my husband, Jeff, who was my high school sweetheart. My daughter, Katelyn, will be a freshman at Penfield High School and my son, Zach, is entering first grade at Harris Hill Elementary.
My background includes an Associates Degree in Human Services, specializing in Early Childhood development. I have taken time off from my career to stay at home and raise my son. Now that he is older and full time in school, I decided to join the workforce again, and I couldn’t be happier. I look forward to working with young minds and help to prepare them for a fun and enjoyable start in their early education.
Patty McMillan (5 Day 4s Teacher) Hello, my name is Patty McMillan and I am so excited to begin my 6th year teaching at PNVS. I live in Gananda with my husband Dave and my two kids, Kaylin (18) and Shane.(13) My daughter is off to college this year at Geneseo, (boy does time fly) which leaves me plenty of time to watch my son play his sports this year! When I have some time to myself I like to read by the pool, do some gardening and as you will discover this year….I LOVE taking pictures!
Before I was lucky enough to join the PVNS team, I taught full day Kindergarten in the Catholic Schools for 9 years. Once I had children I decided to try my hand at “stay home mom”…which I found that I loved as much as teaching. Once my youngest was off to school full time… I came back to the job I love… working with kids!! I am so excited to be at PVNS… it really is a very caring, safe and nurturing environment for our little learners!! I look forward to working with Michelle Hays and beginning what I know will be …the very best year ever!!!