Who We Are

Licensed Early Education Program

Le Sueur Nursery School is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. We adhere to standards adopted to protect the health, safety, rights and well-being of children.

Our preschool program is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination. We are a Non Profit supported by a Non Profit.

A Tradition of Excellence

Academic and Social Preparation for kindergarten has been the focus of Le Sueur Nursery School’s long tradition of excellence. The school has a proven record of success achieved with a balanced curriculum that includes a hands-on approach. We utilize purposeful learning in a child centered environment. Qualified teachers lead children providing quality care and the education children need to succeed in school and life.

Our Mission

Whole Child Development 

Our students will experience a program that gives the individual child the tools to develop:

  • self confidence
  • independence
  • social skills
  • character traits
  • cognitive skills
  • kindergarten prep

We pride our self on establishing an environment that is nurturing and respectful. Each child will explore and learn through activities that are fun and lively and that will nurture a life long love of learning.

We focus on the following Areas of Development & Learning:

  • Social – Emotional
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Cognitive
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts

Our Staff

  • Lisa Ross


    My name is Lisa K. Ross. I am honored to be the Director  at the Le Sueur Nursery School. I have over 25 years of educational experience working with children and families in a variety of school and Early Childhood settings. I served as the Lead Teacher from August of 2014 – March 2021.

    In 2018 I completed my Director’s Credential that was offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC), is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and meets all the director training requirements for NAEYC Accreditation plus many state and national director administrative training requirements. In 2013 I graduated from Rasmussen College with a degree in Business Management (including a Specialization in Early Childhood Development) This enhances my earlier education as a Child Care Specialist.

    Our family moved to Le Sueur in December 2013. My husband Nick and I are the proud parents of five children. Our family enjoys walks to the library and exploring the Le Sueur parks. We’ve got three mischievous cats named Jake,Tinkerbell and Edward. We also rescued sister dogs  Greta & Susan. I love having the opportunity to work with children and families. As your Director  I am dedicated to maintaining the quality preschool program that is established here at the Le Sueur Nursery School more than 70 years ago.

  • Denise Traxler

    Lead Teacher

    My name is Denise Traxler and I am the Lead Teacher of the Le Sueur Nursery School. I have a long history with the Nursery School serving children & families as the Assistant Teacher  for more than 25 years.  I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Waseca with an AA Degree in Child Care Service (Preschool Emphasis).  My husband and I have 2 sons. I enjoy watching sports with my family, cooking, reading and going on walks  to fill my leisure time.