About the Teacher

Hello Friends,
My name is Nancy Wilson.  I am an experienced New York State certified elementary teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Education. I have worked in the Diocese for over 30 years as a full-time teacher.  I have also worked in the Brighton and Gates Chili Central School Districts for many years as an active substitute, prior to my arrival at Saint Kateri School.
I am a wife and mother of four children. I am also very excited to be a grandmother! As both a teacher and a parent, I have always been a strong advocate of Catholic education, having sent my children through Catholic schools. It has been very rewarding to see the Christian values and strong sense of community in action daily within the Catholic schools in which my children have attended, and within the schools I have been blessed to teach: St. Andrew, St. Helen, and St. Kateri School.

I am excited to be teaching First Graders, who have a wonderful enthusiasm and love for learning. I have many terrific, fun-filled activities in store for my new class this year! First grade is an extremely significant year, where children make tremendous growth academically and socially.  Watching their self-esteem and confidence build throughout the year is very rewarding.

I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure a successful year for your child! Maintaining good communication with parents is one of my top priorities.  It is only through working together that we can maximize student success.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns via email or by calling the school and leaving a message at the main office.

Sincerely,

Nancy Wilson

Contact the Teacher

St. Kateri School
445 Kings Highway South
​Rochester, NY 14617

Email: Nancy.wilson@dor.org
Phone: 585-467-8730

Notes in student folders are always welcome too!

Teaching Philosophy and Goals

I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher. The tools she used were books, music, and art
One a parent with a guiding hand and a loving, gentle heart.

Day after day the teacher toiled with touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by her side and polished and smoothed it over.

And when at last their task was done, they were proud of what they had wrought.
For all the things they had molded into the child could not be sold or bought.

And each agreed she would have failed if she’d have worked alone. For behind the parent stood the school, and behind the teacher, the home.

Looking forward to working together with you this year!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Wilson