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Meet Our Staff

Experience matters when it comes to an early childhood program and we have years of experience promoting excellence in early childhood education. The members of the teaching staff are committed to our vision, well versed in child development, have early childhood experience and are excited about ongoing professional education. They follow a team teaching approach when planning and working with the children. The staff’s knowledge and experience in the field of early childhood education enables them to provide an environment where children learn while they play.

Incline Village Nursery School staff members are required to complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours in child development approved by Washoe County Social Services per year.

Lauren Lewis – Director

Lauren moved to Lake Tahoe in 2011 from the east coast where she attended the University of Maine at Farmington. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a minor in History. She has been a part of the early childhood world for as long as she has lived here! She has experience teaching 3rd grade as well as Pre School. She was lead teacher at IVNS from 2015-2018 before becoming board president in 2021. From there she became Director of IVNS. She currently lives in Kings Beach with her husband Nick and her 2 kids Parks and Willa. They are also expecting twins in May of 2024!


What do you love most about working at IVNS?

I absolutely love connecting with local families. Incline is such a small town making it extremely special! I run into my students at Raley’s or at the beach all the time. I love that I have formed such close bonds and relationships with my IVNS families over the years. It continues past graduation! It also feels very special to be a part of a school that has been in our town for 54 years. I want to do my best to continue the legacy and make sure IVNS thrives!

Lindsay Rudd – Assistant Teacher

Lindsay is the backbone of IVNS! She will be entering her 9th year working for our little pre-school. Lindsay has her associates degree in Liberal Studies and over 200 hours of Early Childhood Education training as well as countless hours teaching in our classroom. She has played multiple roles here at our school including parent, assistant teacher, and has served as Board President while her daughters attended IVNS. She pours her heart and soul into her students and work and it truly shows. Any special projects you see around the classroom are usually from the creativity of Miss Lindsay! In her free time she loves to be with her family. Her daughters are now in middle school right here at at our own IMS! You can usually find her at local sporting events like volley ball or basketball or at the beach. She always LOVES running into current students and alumni!

What do you love most about IVNS?

I love that IVNS is like a family. We partner with each student and parent to give every single child what they need from their pre-school experience. I love watching the family friendships blossom over the 2 years in our program and carry on into elementary school. It is really special to be a part of that.