Director of the Nursery School
In June 2004, Mary Lang began working as the director of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Nursery School. Mary succeeded former director Becky Marks, who served in that role for eighteen years.
Mary Lang earned a master’s degree in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University. As the mother of four children who all attended SPCNS, Ms. Lang had been a familiar face at the nursery school for more than a decade prior to her hiring. In addition, she worked as Mrs. Marks’s assistant for two years, conducting tours, assisting with enrollment, and carrying out other administrative duties. She also has served as a substitute teacher at the nursery school.
Mary Lang strongly believes in SPCNS’s educational philosophy of a child-centered preschool with a focus of learning through play. She also is committed to maintaining the nursery school’s accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
When not at SPCNS or taking care of her children, Ms. Lang often can be found at Sixth Presbyterian Church, where she is a member, teacher, elder, and chair of the Christian Education Committee. In the past, she has served as a Sunday school superintendent and as a deacon.
“I feel honored to have been selected as director of the nursery school,” Mary Lang said. “I am eager to lead SPCNS into the future.”