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Educational Philosophy

As career kindergarten teachers, it’s been our experience that incoming 5-year-olds are lacking in preparatory academic fundamentals and social cues. Mrs. O's directors will prepare your 3, 4 & 5-year olds with foundational values and skills they’ll use for life.

Our preschool will gently guide your child through structure and lessons built from core values and golden rules. With a curriculum play-based in theory, your child will make sense of the world around them as they are encouraged to develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required for new experiences and environments.

Built around the core values of Determination, Courage, Respect, Confidence, Playfulness, and Community, our vision is to model and communicate these values while understanding each child's individual needs.

With over 60 collective years of early elementary teaching experience, our philosophy focuses on active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. Our passion for nurturing children shapes Mrs. O's Six Golden Rules.

Meet Our Directors

Mrs O

Nancy Obidzinski-Lum

Nancy (Mrs. O.) is a proud graduate of Western Michigan University and has spent 39 years fulfilling her passion of teaching. Nancy’s teaching experience has been at St. Joseph Elementary, Kalamazoo Public Schools and most recently 20 years at Moorsbridge Elementary in Portage. Teaching brings her so much joy. She can’t imagine her life without teaching small children. Nancy and her husband, Eric, have three wonderful daughters, Meaghan, Katelyn, and Reilly. She is also “Grams” to her grandson, Sawyer. Nancy is so happy to bring Mrs. O.’s Preschool to our wonderful city of Portage!

Mrs. Cortright

Katelyn Lum-Cortright

Since Katelyn was a young girl, her dream was to become a teacher. Katelyn’s dream was fulfilled when she graduated from the School of Education at the University of Michigan and was hired as a 2nd grade teacher in Portage Public Schools. Katelyn finished her 6th year of teaching in the Spring of 2018. She and her husband, Adam, welcomed their first baby boy, Sawyer Eric David, in May of 2018. Katelyn is so happy to be on this exciting journey with her mom and sister. She looks forward to sharing her passion with you!

Miss Lum

Meaghan Lum-Dontje

Meaghan is thrilled to begin this new adventure with her mom, Nancy, and sister, Katelyn! In 2009, Meaghan received her BFA degree in Digital Cinema from DePaul University in Chicago. From there she continued her education at the University of Michigan where she received her Masters in Education. In 2011, Meaghan began her career at Moorsbridge Elementary teaching kindergarten where she shared a classroom with her mom, Nancy. It was a dream come true! She is thrilled to bring this new preschool to Portage with her incredible family!