our Devoted staff

Our teachers bring a wide variety of expertise to the program, including backgrounds in music, art, special education, and reading.  Their devotion to young students and to the community enrich the children's earliest school experience. Parents are also encouraged to contribute their own talents and interests to the curriculum.

 
 
Mary Wing

Mary Wing

Mary wing, head Teacher, Fours

Mary has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters degree in Reading from SUNY Albany.  She is a resident of North Salem and has taught at North Salem Nursery School since 2001.  All three of her children are alumni of the nursery school.


Mary Cate Devey

Mary Cate Devey

Mary cate Devey, head teacher, threes

Mary Cate has a B.A. in English with minors in Art and Sociology from the University of Vermont.  She studied at William Paterson University and is certified in N-8th grade education.  She previously taught preschool at United Cerebral Palsy.

Mary Cate is a resident of North Salem and has taught at North Salem Nursery School since 2006.  All four of her children are alumni of the nursery school.

She also coaches Alpine Ski Racing at Thunder Ridge.


karen midkiff, director

Karen Midkiff

Karen Midkiff

Karen has a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Newcomb College, Tulane University.  She has a strong background in music and dance.

She is a resident of North Salem and has worked at the North Salem Nursery School since 1996; as director, since 1998.  Her two children are alumni of the nursery school.