Abigail Ryan

Busy Bees Class

Hi!  My name is Abby Ryan and I am so excited to be joining the Woodside Nursery School family!  I will be teaching both of the Busy Bees classes this year.  We are going to have fun, make new friends, and learn a lot of new things too!  I can’t wait to get to know all of you.

I have lived in Webster for much of my life.  I earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. John Fisher College before moving to NC.  I have experience teaching preschool, special education, and kindergarten.  In fact, I spent 9 years teaching kindergarten before taking some time off to be at home with my own children.

I met my husband in NC and we decided to move back to Webster after we had our first daughter.  I have 2 girls, Olivia and Amara, who are 8 & 5.  I have a Bernedoodle named Sully too.


Laura Blair

Pre-K Class

My name is Laura Blair, and I am excited to be joining the Woodside Nursery School family as the pre-K teacher!  I taught for four years at Webster Presbyterian Pre-School and love the inquisitive nature and excitement of young students.  I have a background in science and engineering, so I enjoy bringing STEM into the classroom.  I am excited to meet my students and learn what they are looking forward to in preschool this year.  

Born and raised in Webster, I returned after college and currently reside with my husband, 14-year-old son, 12-year-old daughter, cat, dog, and frog!  When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, swimming, hiking, writing resumes and blogs, volunteering for PTSA, and watching my kids participate in activities like soccer and band.

I am proud to be a part of the Woodside community!


Kim Dooher

Tiny Tots Class

Kim grew up in Fairport, NY then ventured off to Boston University to earn two degrees, one in Psychology and one in Occupational Therapy. Kim continued her education at University of Massachusetts Boston to earn a degree in Nursing. Kim worked as an OT and nurse simultaneously for many years in Boston.
After moving back to Rochester for her husband’s job, Kim started a not-for-profit with two other moms/best friends called Parents Helping Parents Coalition of Monroe County that helps support children and families in the Early Intervention and Preschool Special Ed systems. Kim has been actively involved in local and state advocacy for children for over 4 years. Kim is currently serving her third year as Co-Chair of the Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council. Kim is also a certified Rainbow Dance instructor, a music and movement program that fosters emotional and social skills for children.
With four young children at home (two of whom are Woodside alumni), free time is scarce, but Kim enjoys traveling with her husband and kids and spending as much time with friends and family as possible. Fun fact: she has been to every baseball stadium in the country with her husband and is now attempting to repeat it with the kids! Kim has lived in three different countries! In addition to recently becoming a Peloton fanatic, she taught water aerobics and a “Stories, Signs and Splash” story time over the summer at the Knollwood Swim Club.