Mrs. Catie Dyer ~ Lead Pre-K Teacher M/W/F
Mrs. Catie is an honor graduate of Texas Women's University in Denton, TX and has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. Mrs. Catie also has her Associates of Arts Degree from Collin College. She brings a great love of young children, energy and enthusiasm to our program. She joined our preschool in 2016 and loves working with our older students. She and her husband, Connor, live in Aubrey. We feel blessed to have her in our school!
Mrs. Karen Gallagher ~ Pre-K Assistant Teacher M/W/F
We are so happy to have Mrs. Karen at our school! She is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a degree in Psychology and Business Finance. Mrs. Karen has many years of early childhood experience with the most recent being as the McKinney Preschool Supervisor. She and her husband, David, have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren! We are thrilled to have Mrs. Karen on staff as she brings a wealth of classroom experience and knowledge to our program!
Mrs. Sara Holdt ~ Lead Pre-K Teacher T/TH
Mrs. Sara was such a wonderful addition to our family in 2017! She has so much patience for little children and brings a certain calmness to the classroom. Along with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, she holds a State of New Jersey Teaching Certification and she has over 7 years of teaching experience. Her and her husband, Scott, and their twin children are parishioners of St. Gabriel. Mrs. Sara says she is passionate about educating young minds and helping to shape young learners into successful, responsible and faith filled individuals. We are very blessed to have her!
Mrs. Meagan Ruse ~ Pre-K Assistant Teacher T/TH
Mrs. Meagan comes to us with a Bachelors degree in Communication and with a minor in sociology. In the past, she and her husband , Timothy, have served as foster parents. Their daughter, Violet, attended LACP. Mrs. Meagan came to us highly recommended as a loving and caring person who loves working with children! We are so happy to have her with us!
Mrs. Jane Freeman ~ Lead Pre-K Teacher MWF
Mrs. Jane comes to us from California where she attended the University of Southern California where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education. She has taught Kindergarten and has held many Team leadership roles at the schools where she was employed. She and her husband, Rob, are parishioners of St. Gabriel along with their 2 children. She enjoys providing effective learning opportunities for her students and she is a great addition to our team!
Mrs. Vivian Celedon ~ Pre-K Assistant Teacher MWF
Mrs. Vivian comes to us from Colombia and is very fluent in Spanish. She attended La Guardia College and has taught Pre-Kindergarten since 2013. She and her husband, Rafael, and two children are parishioners of St. Gabriel. Victoria is a student in our 3 year old class! Vivian loves to have fun in the classroom!
Mrs. April Morris ~ Lead Pre-K Teacher T/TH
Mr. April joined our staff in 2021 and she earned her Masters of Science degree form Baylor University. She specialized in Communication Services and Disorders so she is passionate about early intervention with speech for children. Hank and Mason both attended LACP as well! Mrs. April also enjoys playing soccer and plays on several women's teams!
Mrs. Jon Ann Rowen ~ Assistant Pre-K Teacher T/TH
Mrs. Jon Ann has over 20 years of teaching in preschool and was a substitute teacher for McKinney ISD as well. She is from Louisiana and enjoys going home to visit her family. Mrs. Jon Ann is married to her husband, Danny. They have two adult children who are both nurses and two granddaughters and one grandson. Mrs. Jon Ann says she cherishes teaching preschoolers and is amazed at what they can learn. The students always bring a smile to her face! Mrs. Jon Ann joined our preschool family in 2004.