Riverview teachers are passionate for teaching young children and, on a daily basis, intentionally provide many opportunities for joyful discovery and building a kind world. 


Riverview Nursery School has 12 teachers and 2 staff who collectively share over 160 years of early childhood experience.  Teacher educational backgrounds include Child Development Associates certification, Early Childhood Education and Special Education.  With other degrees, preschool experience and life experience, our teachers enrich Riverview’s early childhood program, working closely together with one another and with each family unit.  RNS teachers share a common love and understanding of young children as highlighted in the National Association for the Education of Young Children best practices for early childhood development.

All Riverview staff are certified in Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED.  Head teachers and Director are New York State MAT (Medication Administration Training) certified permitting administration of medication to children with allergies, asthma, etc.  Our teachers complete NYS Office of Children and Family Services required on-going training in 9 domain areas. 


Mrs. Katie Berry holds a MSW degree from Fordham University.  For over 15 years she has facilitated parent groups at the former Rockland Parent Child Center located in Nyack.  In part, her valuable role to parents is addressing developmental issues, parenting techniques and providing individual and group support as needed in the Infant/Parent group.  


Lauren Doody will be teaching Kids Yoga and Movement, Music and Dance. She is very passionate about sharing her love of the arts with children. Lauren has numerous teaching certificates for both Yoga and Dance and has a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. For the past 15 years, Lauren has been performing professionally and teaching all styles of dance, creative movement and yoga for children ages 2 and up. Her family loves being part of the Nyack community and she is extremely excited to work with our Riverview children. The Yoga and Movement programs are tailored to each class
and learning environment based on classroom curriculum.


RNS has a working relationship with Child Care Resources of Rockland Health Care consultant Kristin Saunders, RN.  She is available for questions regarding the health and well being of our students and provides guidance to our teachers and school on medical issues.  Kristin makes scheduled visits to Riverview to provide excellent support and assistance with NYS mandated regulations.