Nancy Simoneau- Director
Nancy has been the Director of the Village Nursery School for 20 years. Nancy is originally from Burlington, VT, but was raised in Laconia. After graduating from Laconia High School, Nancy attended the University of New Hampshire, where she received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working at the VNS, Nancy was employed at the Lab School at Endicott College, the Concord Children's Center in Concord, MA, was a substitute with the Laconia School District, and was a Kindergarten teacher in a parent cooperative program in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. In 2014, Nancy became a Master Professional in Early Childhood Education, with the endorsement of Program Consultant, and was credentialed as an Early Childhood Master Teacher Level 2.i. Nancy and her husband raised four children in Gilford and are now enjoying their four grandchildren.
Doreen Sanderson - Lead Teacher
Doreen graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught Kindergarten at Holy Trinity Catholic School, prior to moving to Massachusetts and Rhode Island. During the last eleven years, Doreen was a substitute teacher for the Smithfield School District. Doreen and her husband recently relocated back to the Lakes Region. They have a son and a daughter who attend college.
Amy Kulcsar - Associate Teacher
Amy is a former speech language pathologist who is excited to be joining the Village Nursery School. Previously she enjoyed working with preschool and school-aged children in a variety of schools and settings, focusing on early childhood education. She has been at home raising her three children, who attended VNS themselves, and is now looking forward to joining the teachers and children of the nursery school. Amy lives in Gilford with her husband and three children.
Caroline Drouin - Associate Teacher
Caroline has a business management degree, but has always wanted to be a teacher. She is now planning to take some focused early childhood education courses. She grew up in Belmont, but now lives in Gilford with her husband, Jason, and sons, Cameron (12) , Jacoby (8), and Curtis (5) and their chocolate lab, Bella.