Our Staff




Emily Abdo                         Young 2's
Ally Bistrian                       5 Day (3's)
Aimee duPont                    5 Day (3's)
Elizabeth Eckeberger        Older Toddler  
Cecilia Garcia-Moreno      Older Toddler   
Suzy Hall                            2/3 Day
Betty Jackson                   STEAM Co-Director
Kara Matute                       Young Toddler
Carolyn Miller                    Young Toddler
Linsdey Moran                   3 Day 
Valerie  Norris                    5 Day (4's)  
Bethany O'Shea                 5 Day (4's)
Liz Street                            STEAM Co-Director
Peggy Vernon                    Young Toddler  
Amy Walker                        3 Day
Sharon Willard                   2/3 Day





Beth Ramage

is the Preschool Director. She has worked at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Preschool for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and director of an after-school program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from St. Mary's University, and has taught and coached various age groups over a span of 17 years. She believes in a play-based Preschool which provides a safe, developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment.

Shari Ackels

is the Assistant Director. She has been a Preschool teacher at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Preschool for over 7 years.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Texas in Austin. She feels that the most important aspect of Preschool is that every child develop a love of learning and a love of school.


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