needham nursery school

nursery school preschool team

Laura Dosdall

Laura Dosdall

I have been with the nursery school program since 2012 and in the early childhood field for nearly three decades. My passion is teaching preschool and prekindergarten. I bring my love of nature into the classroom and take pride in implementing a fun play-based curriculum with a foundation for academics. I strongly believe in hands-on learning and encourage the children to take chances and make choices throughout their day. I live in Sherborn with my husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors—gardening, exploring, and taking in all the wonders of nature… especially in regards to my bug and animal friends! I hope to soon add chickens, bees, and goats to my menagerie. My favorite food is my Nana’s Swedish apple pie, though I’ll settle for basically any kind.

Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh

I worked as an attorney for many years before staying home with my two children. I found my true calling when I began my career in early childhood education. Although I’ve worked with infants and toddlers, I’ve spent most of the last decade working with preschoolers. I love creating a warm and inviting space to foster friendships and encourage play-based learning. My passion is helping children develop their self-help and social skills and build a foundation for future academic learning. I find seeing the growth and development over the school year is both rewarding and inspiring. I grew up and still live in the West Roxbury area. Married with two adult children, I love spending time on the Cape with my family. I enjoy bike rides and nature walks, reading, and doing puzzles.

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh

I have been working with young children since I was 16—babysitting, as a camp counselor, and most recently as an assistant in a preschool classroom at the Tobin Beaudet School.

I am friendly and engaging and I come with a positive attitude, and I love to help young children develop new skills.

I live in West Roxbury with my mom, dad, and younger brother. For fun, I like to read, listen to music, watch TV shows and movies, and hang out with my friends.