Hello! I'm Mrs. Cotter, the classroom teacher at the Hurley Nursery School. We offer a Toddler Time Program, a Three Year Old Program, a Four Year Old Program, and an Enrichment Class, and I am thrilled that I get to teach all of them!

A Little About Me:
I grew up in lower Westchester, and have moved a few times throughout the tri-state area. I have been a resident of Hurley since 2007, where I live with my husband and two children. I have been teaching at the Hurley Nursery School since 2013. Before that I worked in schools since 1992 (with short breaks when I had my children), teaching most every grade from Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. I also worked for a few years in Early Childhood with children as young as one. I had wanted to be a teacher since I was in the First Grade and am thrilled that I was able to make that happen.

I currently have two Undergraduate Degrees (one in Early Childhood Education and one in Elementary Education), as well as Masters Degrees in Reading and Special Education with a minor in Learning Disabilities. In addition, I have continued to further my studies through a variety of classes.

Community is very important to me. I feel very fortunate to be a part of our Hurley Nursery School community, and I have been lucky to meet so many wonderful people in our local community. Over the years I have participated in and served on the board of the PTO at my children’s elementary school, volunteered in my children’s schools, coached many seasons of Rec Soccer, and supported and/or helped fundraise for various sports teams/organizations that my children have been a part of. I have led food collections, “adopted” and sponsored families in need, and organized a variety of programs that foster healthy habits while raising money for worthy causes. I am most proud of being a Captain of and participating in many relay teams over the years for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life; an organization that helped me when I fought my own battle with Cancer. In fact, I am very proud to be the Captain of our Hurley Nursery School Kid’s Walk Team!

Contact Me:
Feel free to send in a note with your student or call/email the school. The school phone number is 845-339-1036 and our email is info@hurleynurseryschool.org. You can also sign up for our Remind App and send a message that way! If you do not have a Hurley Nursery School student, please feel free to reach out through phone or email. I look forward to meeting you!

My name is Ms. Hess and I am the teaching assistant at the Hurley Nursery School. I am new to the position at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. I am very familiar with Hurley Nursery School as 2 of my children attended school here beginning in 2012. Since that time, I have substituted off and on over the years and when a permanent position became available at the end of the last school year I jumped at the opportunity to be in the classroom.

I grew up in upstate New York and relocated to the Hudson Valley in 2004, settling in Hurley in 2008 to raise my family. All three of my children attend Kingston City Schools. I attended college at SUNY Plattsburgh where I studied Child Development with a concentration in Child Family Services.

I have spent a lot of time in the community volunteering at my children’s schools and serving on the board of the school PTA. Currently I am serving as co-president and I am also an active member on the Friends of the Hurley Library board. I really enjoy being a member of the Hurley Nursery School team and look forward to meeting all the new students that come to our school.