Kindergarten Teacher and Pre-K Director
Lori Elwell is the kindergarten teacher at the Village School of North Bennington and the Director of the Pre-K Program. She has been a teacher for 23 years and is devoted to early childhood education. She holds three different bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education (Keene State College, NH), Early Childhood Education (Keene State College, NH), and English (North Adams State College, MA). She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and has her master’s degree in Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Mrs. Elwell’s kindergarten classroom is filled with joy and wonder each day. The focus is on social, emotional, and academic development through play. Mrs. Elwell wants her children to know that “they will succeed, yes indeed! It is ninety-eight and three quarters percent guaranteed.”
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.