Colonial Nursery School Staff
Carolyn is the Director of Operations at CNS. She oversees daily operations and helps families with enrollment and co-oping requirements, but her favorite part of the job is assisting teachers in the classroom.
Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education from the University of Maryland. Before moving to Annapolis, she taught grades 1-5 in Washington, D.C. and participated on leadership teams with a focus on family engagement and school culture, served as a mentor teacher, and hosted teachers from across the city in her classroom lab site.
Drawn to the cooperative school model and its ‘it takes a village’ philosophy, Carolyn started at CNS as a parent in 2017. She served on the CNS Board as the TTh3 Room Parent and then Membership Chairperson. When she’s not obsessing about all things CNS, she is wrangling her three children, enjoying time with family and friends, and trying to perfect her at home yoga practice.
Having worked in various aspects of healthcare for the past 17 years, 12 of those years being spent at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia, Nicole has much experience with children of all ages.
Nicole was selected to serve on various safety and education committees, due to her passion and love of learning. She went to a hospital based Radiology program, and went on to earn a BS in Allied health from Widener University.
After moving to Annapolis last year, and spending a wonderful year co-oping at CNS, Nicole is excited to join CNS as a teacher. Nicole has two amazing little girls and loves to travel with her husband. She enjoys all things coffee, dogs, and a great heart pumping workout. Nicole looks forward to getting to know you and your awesome kiddos this year!
Ms. Lindsay is a 2006 graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in Finance. After moving around the country (and internationally) and staying home with her children for several years, she decided to pursue new career opportunities in education. She earned her Lead Preschool Teacher Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College in 2018.
Ms. Lindsay strives to create a caring and fun learning environment for our youngest friends through thoughtful and often messy activities. Ms. Lindsay began at CNS in 2017 as a parent and transitioned to teaching the two year old class in 2018. She is thrilled to be playing with the twos for another year!