Lawrence Community Nursery School
645 Alabama, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Tel: 785.842.0064


Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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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.

  Our Teachers  

 Stephanie Duncan 
 Vera Long 
Vera Long - Assistant Teacher


Vera has been a teacher for 20 years, mostly in the worlds of performing arts and music. She has owned and taught private violin and viola classes at Sunflower Violin School since 1996. Her teaching experience started out as a ballet and creative movement instructor for ages 3-5. Throughout high school and college summers, she taught theater and music at a summer camp in Rockford, Illinois and also spent 4 years as a camp director. Vera has been an elementary school music teacher and performance director for the past 10 years in Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. She also spent time as a primary 4 year old transition teacher. Miss Vera is passionate about using music and movement as a tool for teaching and encouraging children to be enthusiastic about learning.

 Kelly Sullivan 
Kelly Sullivan - 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.

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.

 Mishea Obiji