Our Staff


Shari Ackels                      2/3 Day  
Adriana Beckers                Young 2's
Ally Bistrian                       5 Day
Elizabeth Eckeberger        Older Toddler  
Cecilia Garcia-Moreno      Older Toddler   
Michele Hollingsworth      2 Day 
Betty Jackson                    5 Day        
Emily McDonald                Young 2's  
Carolyn Miller                    Young Toddler  
Valerie  Norris                    3 Day  
Bethany O'Shea                 2 Day
Beth Ramage                     2/3 Day
Jimmie Tunnell                  Young Toddler
Peggy Vernon                     Young Toddler  
Amy Walker                         3 Day
Caroline Wilkerson             Young 2's 




Laura Holthouser, M.A.

is the Preschool Director. She has worked in Preschool Administration for over 10 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in child development and family therapy. One of her favorite quotes is by Joseph Campbell “The privilege of a lifetime is being who we are.”

Ana Harshaw 

is the Assistant Director. She was a Preschool teacher at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Preschool for over 10 years.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Spanish and a Master's degree in Business. She believes that a Preschool should create a warm and nurturing environment that enhances each child's development.


Educational Perspective:

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” – Jean Piaget


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein


“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” – Oscar Wilde


“All learning has an emotional base.” – Plato


“The trees are God’s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene. “– Leonora Speyer