Colonial Nursery School Staff
Director of Operations
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.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Threes Teacher
Bekki is the 3s teacher and Director of Curriculum and Instruction at CNS. A Chicago native, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Secondary Language Arts Education. After working at a DOD school in Germany, she returned to school for certificates in Early Childhood Education & a degree in Art/Graphic Design. Bekki taught preschool for several years prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom; during this time she was active in her local chapter of La Leche League and a local baby-wearing group.
In the Spring of 2018, she began teaching the 2s class at CNS. Now, she teaches the 3s class. Bekki considers herself not only an educator, but artist and maker as well—her artworks have been selected for invitational art shows and she enjoys sharing her love of art with young children. She also uses her artistic skills in the classroom to create lovely learning environments and to inspire creativity, experimentation, and the knowledge that everyone is an artist.
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!