Woodside Staff

Kate Rynkiewicz

Busy Bees Class

Kate is excited to be a part of the Woodside community as our Busy Bees lead teacher. She studied Elementary Education with a focus in Special Education at Cazenovia College and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at American International College. She taught Kindergarten and Preschool for 12 years and took a break from education to raise her two daughters. Kate has direct experience working in a cooperative program and is excited that Woodside offeres this opportunity ofor our families. She loves watching children learn and grow in a group environment. She is looking forward to making connections with our Woodside students and helping them reach their developmental milestones. 


Laura Blair

Pre-K Class

My name is Laura Blair, and I am the Woodside Nursery School  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.

Amy Oehlbeck

Tiny Tots Class

My name is Amy and I have been at Woodside for 7 years in some capacity: Co-op Parent, Board Member and Tiny Tots Aide/Teacher.  I grew up in Churchville and studied Computer Engineering in college.  I returned to Rochester after college and worked in industry for 15 years until I stayed at home with my children.   All of my four children attended Woodside and I was blessed to continue my Woodside experience by working in the Tiny Tots classroom. 

In my spare time I enjoy crafting, watching football (Go Bills), hanging out with my family and snuggling with my two doggies (Giant and Boo). 



Jienna Korzinski

Program Coordinator

Jienna grew up in the city of Rochester and started working in childcare at age 17. Once she graduated, she realized that she had a passion for working with tiny humans and studied Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Program Administration through Empire State College. She has worked as an aide, lead teacher, assistant director and program director over the past 20 years, with the bulk of her experience in administration. Her favorite thing to do is to work alongside teachers to build successful programs and educate new parents on child development. When the world shut down in 2020, she decided to leave her career and stay home to homeschool her two children. She started a healing business and focused on educating her own children. 

Jienna feels honored to be a part of Woodside Nursery School! She values the interactions with families and truly believes that children are the best teachers. She has a strong passion for early education and knows the importance of working alongside families and teachers to create the most dynamic and successful environment for early learning.