Meet The Teachers

About Mrs. Schmidt


Every day in kindergarten is a wonderful adventure, and if I happen to be your new teacher-welcome! I'm so excited to spend this year learning with you!

My name is Mrs. Diane Schmidt. I grew up in this community and truly enjoy teaching here.

I received my undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher College and my masters degree from the University at Buffalo.

Previously, I taught pre-kindergarten in Syracuse City schools, Canastota, and Oneida before returning here to teach kindergarten. I absolutely love this grade level!

My husband and I have 2 children and as a family, we love to be outdoors. When the weather doesn't allow, we enjoy movie nights or dance parties inside.

I look forward to meeting you!

About Miss. Emmerich

My name is Miss. Emmerich and this is my second year working at Canastota! Before working with Kindergarten, I worked in fourth grade. I am also working with first graders this year!

I received my undergraduate degree from Wells College and I am currently working towards my Master's degree from SUNY Oneonta. 

I am very excited to be working with Mrs. Schmidt this year and I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces throughout the school year.