Our Teachers  

 Stephanie Duncan 
Stephanie Duncan - Director / Lead Teacher 


Stephanie holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and an undergraduate degree in Art History, both from KU. Stephanie has been teaching and working with children since the 1990's. She has been an integral presence at LCNS since 2003, having served as Director of the school and Lead Teacher. Stephanie is warm, fun-loving, vibrant, and energetic. She designs thoughtful and creative lesson plans, and has established a great balance of fun and learning in her classroom. Stephanie finds a special way to connect with each child that comes through the LCNS gate.

Kelly Bowen - Lead Teacher


Kelly has worked in early education for the last several years and is excited to be joining our teachers at LCNS. She is a mother and artist and enjoys storytelling, singing, biking, and camping with her family. She is a Lawrence Native and feels strongly about supporting our community and one another as parents. She really enjoys working in early education and appreciates the way that children this age find joy in little things. She is thrilled that after her youngest son graduated from LCNS she was able to come on board as a teacher and stay an active part of our school.

 Kelly Bowen
 Mishea Obiji 
Mishea Obiji - Assistant Teacher


Mishea has been with LCNS since 2002. Mishea is a talented artist and loving mother of one. Mishea has shared her talents with us by including her artwork in our end of the year graduation programs. She shows great compassion for the children, is ultimately patient, and a very consistent teacher. She has many years under her belt teaching at schools in Lawrence.

Megan Peck - Assistant Teacher


Megan Peck has been involved with LCNS since 2014.  She has sent all three of her kids to the school, for a total of 5 years as a parent.  Three of those years, she served on the Administrative Board.  She started subbing at LCNS in 2018, and after stepping in as a temporary Assistant Teacher in early 2020, she realized she'd love to stay and keep teaching.  She was hired for the permanent position and officially started in June of 2020.  She shows empathy with the children, and thrives in problem-solving and supporting the lead teacher and the children. She's looking forward to this new phase of her journey at The Little Red Schoolhouse.

Megan Peck



Lawrence Community Nursery School
645 Alabama, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Tel: 785.842.0064


Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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