Dear families,

Welcome to Ridgeway Nursery School and Kindergarten. We believe that RNSK is an outstanding nursery school and kindergarten. Serving ages 2-5, RNSK provides a sound first school experience for your little one, educating the whole child – cognitively, spiritually, emotionally and physically. The staff at RNSK provide a loving, warm and nurturing environment and are highly qualified to work with our young population.

As the Director, I am honored to be part of the Ridgeway family. Formerly a classroom teacher and curriculum specialist in the New York Public Schools, I then served for 17 years as Supervisor of Professional Development at Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). In this capacity, I supported professional development initiatives for teachers and administrators in over 65 school districts in the tri-county area. I had lead responsibility for providing training in Early Literacy, research-based Instructional Practices and effectively implementing the Common Core Standards. I also served as Coordinator of Reading Recovery, an early intervention program offered through NYU, for first graders struggling to learn to read.

I view each day at Ridgeway as a blessing and an opportunity to work with our families in a trusting, positive relationship to ensure that all our children have an outstanding first school experience and are well prepared for kindergarten.

As director of a Christian school, one of my goals is to build the capacity of our school and church community to grow and thrive together for the betterment of the children.

I am looking forward to the new school year and knowing that it will be our best year yet!


Elissa Morgan

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.