Our Staff


Shari Ackels                      2/3 Day
Ally Bistrian                        5 Day
Cathy Heald                        5 Day
Michele Hollingsworth      2 Day 
Betty Jackson                     5 Day
Valerie Norris                     3 Day
Bethany O'Shea                2 Day  
Beth Ramage                  2/3 Day  
Amy Walker                      3 Day



Elizabeth Eckeberger                 Older Toddler     
Cecilia Garcia-Moreno               Older Toddler 
Norma Harris                               Young Toddler
Emily McDonald                          Young 2's      
Adriana Beckers                          Young 2's
Peggy Vernon                              Young Toddler
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