Kate Pentland, Director
My name is Kate Pentland
and I am delighted to be the new Director here at Canal Town Nursery School.
I grew up in Marion, New York and am a graduate
of Marion High School. I completed my undergraduate degree in Childhood
Education from SUNY Oswego and my Masters in Literacy at the University at
Albany. While living in the Albany area I taught Pre-School to three
and four year olds and went on to teach AIS Reading and Math to students in
grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Recently my husband and I moved back the area
where we bought our first home and welcomed our first child, Keira Marie. She is now 16 months old and a huge bundle
I truly enjoy the journey of watching young
children grow and become active learners in this world!
Iím not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading,
running, snowboarding, and kayaking.
look forward to a fantastic and fun school year!
My name is Lisa Perry, and I'm excited to be teaching at CTNS this
year! CTNS has been a big part of my life for awhile now; as a board member,
substitute, aide and of course, a mom!
Before coming here, I received my Bachelor's
degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from SUNY Fredonia, where I
met my husband. We moved to Palmyra when he got a job teaching in the
district, and fell in love with the village! I taught for two years at a
private school in Fairport, until we found out I was expecting our first
child. I've been at home with them ever since! Elizabeth is now in 4th grade,
Katie in 1st, and Ricky is in the 4 year old program at Canal Town.
Aside from helping with homework and cutting out shapes
from class, I helped found the Newark-Palmyra chapter of the MOMS Club, am an
active member in La Leche League, and love to knit
(albeit not very well!), read, learn sign language, and try to learn to play