Nutfield Cooperative School is committed to providing quality, caring education for children. Kathy Gallagher, the Director of Nutfield, has assembled a top-notch staff of educators, with each member bringing her own unique abilities and experiences to the classroom. In addition, every teacher is CPR and First Aid Certified.

 
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Susan Dionne

"One of my goals as a teacher is to help children develop a love of learning. That is what I most wanted for my own children when they came to Nutfield years ago. One way I do this is by building on children’s innate love of nature (and my own) and incorporate the natural world into the curriculum. Since preschoolers specialize in moving, we do a lot of music and movement activities; both of which contribute to a child’s intellectual as well as physical development. Imagination and creativity are promoted by the children’s writing of stories (I take down their dictation) and story acting. To help cultivate pro-social and problem solving skills, I include a variety of cooperative learning experiences in our day. We all have a fun and fulfilling day!" 

Education
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
Currently attending Granite State College working towards a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Language and Literacy

Professional Experience
Preschool Teacher, Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, NH, 1997 to Present 

This Year: 3-day 4's Teacher, Music Instructor

Carol Flint

“I have enjoyed being a part of the Nutfield Cooperative School community for over 22 years, as a parent and as a teacher.”

Education
Bachelor Degree, English, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Professional Experience
Teaching Assistant, Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, NH 1983 to Present

Registrar, 2007 to Present 

This Year: 2-day and 3-day 3's Aid, Registrar

Kathy Gallagher

“I enjoy seeing the world through a child's eyes. I have a great deal of respect for children and a firm belief in their abilities. I try to provide children with opportunities to stretch and grow every day in my class--and in all of the classes at Nutfield, by hiring teachers who practice a hands-on, process-oriented style of teaching. During the course of a year I get to know all of the parents, and many siblings of the children who attend Nutfield. These relationships are what help make Nutfield feel like a community to me.”

Education
Bachelors in Elementary Education 
UNH Cooperative Extension trained Parent Educator

Professional Experience:
Director of Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, NH, 1979 to Present
Preschool Teacher, Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, NH 1979 to Present
Preschool Teaching Assistant, Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, 1977-1979 
Fourth Grade Teacher, Derry Village School, Derry, NH
Co-founder of The Children's Metamorphosis Children's Museum

This Year: 2-day and 3-day 3's Teacher, Director

Donna Miller

“I have been teaching and working with children for over 20 years. I enjoy sharing my energy and enthusiasm for learning with the children at Nutfield. I also bring my experiences raising my own children and guiding them through their school years.”

Education
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
Masters in Counseling, specializing in Mediation

Professional Experience
Preschool Teaching Assistant, Nutfield Cooperative School, East Derry, 2003 to Present 

This Year: 3-day 4's Aid

 


Current Classes & Teachers

Three-Year-Old Preschool

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Other Staff

  • Registrar – Mrs. Flint
  • Hall Monitor – Mrs. DeLong

Please contact teachers by phone at the school (434-2602) or by email.