Teachers



Jennifer Fischer 

Busy Bees Class

Mrs. Fischer has an emotional motto of ‘Peace, Love, Grow’. She wants her classroom to be a calm place where everyone feels loved. Together, then, we can feel safe to explore new things. It is important to her that children, (and their caregivers) feel good about school! Mister Fred Rogers serves as her inspiration and guide in that endeavor.

A SUNY geneseo graduate, Jennifer double majored in childhood education and psychology. Jennifer then completed a Master’s in Literacy while leading the campus’s Center for Multicultural Teacher Education.  Her decision to pursue a M.S. Ed. in  Literacy what spurred by her love of the field. She believes that Mem Fox was right to say we need to view reading (and learning) like chocolate, not medicine.

Read aloud time is her favorite part of the day, followed closely by outdoor play! She loves the way that children encourage us to slow down, observe, and ask questions

Theresa Urso

Pre-K Class

Mrs. Urso has been with Woodside since 2008. She has been an integral part of our PreK program. She loves watching children this age learn and grow in leaps and bounds. Prior to coming to Woodside she served as an LPN for 20 years.  She lives in Webster with her husband and has three grown children. She enjoys reading a good book, taking walks and spending quality time with her family.