Elizabeth Graham

Directress

I was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up here in Rochester. I recently moved back to the city after spending the last twelve years living throughout Florida. I studied the Humanities at New College of Florida, focusing on literature and theories of religion, after which I began my journey in Early Childhood Education. Before joining the Nido, I was the music and arts teacher in a preschool classroom in Sarasota. I find teaching to be the most fulfilling work and consider it a privilege to guide the youngest of learners at MSR. My hobbies include playing the ukulele, watching costume dramas, and attempting to bake the perfect ciabatta. 

Heidi Michaels

Teacher’s Assistant

I consider it a privilege to work in the Nido at MSR where babies are treated as individuals deserving respect and dignity. My love for babies began after graduating college when I became a lead infant teacher at a local preschool. Since then, I have gained about a decade of experience working with infants in different capacities. I have always felt a connection with them. In addition to loving babies I also love animals! I was a volunteer at the Seneca Park Zoo where I spent countless hours observing orangutans and teaching people about them. I also love crafting! When I’m not at work or crafting, I’m spending time with family and snuggling kitties.

Katie Meinhold

Teacher’s Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Katharina Lawrence

Teacher’s Assistant

Bio coming soon!