Liz Miller Buchanan

Director of the Nursery School

In June 2022, Liz Miller Buchanan began serving as the fifth Director of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Nursery School (SPCNS). Previously, Liz worked as a classroom teacher with the nursery school for fourteen years.

Liz has been a part of the SPCNS community since 2003, when her eldest daughter began in the three-year-old classroom. As a parent, substitute teacher, trustee, assistant teacher, and head teacher, she has experienced SPCNS from many perspectives and has demonstrated a strong dedication to our nursery school. Liz has a passion for working with children, and her philosophy of preschool education matches that of SPCNS; she puts children first and believes in the power of play-based education.

Liz holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a master’s degree in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Pittsburgh, Liz and her husband, Jack, have three children. They reside in Highland Park with their dog.