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Preschool Staff

Our Staff:Alice Ho Seher, Director - Alice grew up in North Beach and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. She has a Master's Degree in Human Development with a Specialization in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College. She also holds a Director's Permit. Alice has been involved in the Early Childhood field for over thirty years.  Alice and her husband have three children who attended Holy Name School, went on to St. Ignatius College Preparatory and two are now in college. She enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, watching the Golden State Warrior and spending time with her family and friends.  

Liz Ibalio, Head TeacherLiz has a Masters in Teaching Reading from USF, a B.A. from USF and a teaching credential from SF State.  She has taught in SF public schools and Catholic schools for over fifteen years.  Liz has worked with children in the Bay Area for over twenty years. Liz also has a Site Supervisor Permit.  Liz lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children, all of whom attend Holy Name School. She loves to spend time with Fred, her husband and her children, walking their dogs, riding bikes and baking goodies for friends and family. Ms. Liz and her husband can be seen around town trying new restaurants and coffee shops or at the playground with their children Jacob, Claire and Sophia. 

 Karen Brennan, Teacher's Aide -Karen grew up in the Sunset District attending St. Anne's and Sacred Heart Cathedral. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of San Francisco. She then moved to Ireland and attended University College Cork earning a teaching credential. After teaching elementary school for five years, both as a classroom and special needs teacher, Karen returned to the University College Dublin and received a Higher Diploma in Special Needs education. She then taught in an established special needs program at a high school in Dublin for two years.  Karen moved back to San Francisco in 2012 with her husband to spend more time with her parents, and has been busy raising her two children who attend Holy Name.  

 Sandra Guzman, Teacher's AideSandra was born and raised in San Francisco. She recently graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Psychology.  During her last semester at USF, Sandra spent her 100-hr onsite service learning at Holy Name Preschool, and has enjoyed making meaningful connections with the kids along with listening to their random stream of consciousness. Sandra hopes to continue serving others, leaving impactful imprints along the way. In her free time, Sandra enjoys watching indie films, going to music gigs, hiking and finding new brunch spots. Sandra is fluent in Spanish


 Marilu Renteria, Teacher - Marilu enjoys being a part of the Holy Name Preschool family!  Marilu loves teaching and has five years of experience working with toddlers, preschool, and Pre-K age. She completed her certificate in Early Childhood Education at Skyline College, holds a California Teacher permit, and is working towards completing her Site Supervisor permit. In Spring 2018, she will be transferring to San Francisco State University to pursue her BA and teaching credential. Marilu’s hobbies include: going to the gym, hiking, cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with her fiancé.

  Lucy Ortiz, TeacherLucy Ortiz was born and raised in the Sunset district of San Francisco. She received her bachelors degree in Liberal studies with an emphasis in elementary school teaching from San Francisco State University. She started teaching preschool in 2009. Lucy has worked in various preschool settings to further enrich her experience. In her spare time she enjoys physical fitness hobbies such as lifting weights, cardio kickboxing and boot camp classes. She is also a bay area sports fan rooting for the 49ers, Warriors, and Giants with her family and friends.

 Ann Tse, Teacher's Aide - Ann was born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco. She studied fashion merchandising at City College.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking with her two boys. Ann is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.  

  Chelsea Chow-Teacher's Aide- Chelsea was born and raised in San Francisco. She attended St. Stephen’s School from K-8, and then graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in 2014. She then attended University of Redlands for two years in Southern California where she majored in Liberal Studies, and transferred her third year to San Francisco State University to study Child and Adolescent Development with a school age concentration.  She is a former recreation leader for summer camp, and worked at an after school program for almost two years. Chelsea enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, playing with her dog and exploring.

 Pauline Rau, Teacher's Aide - Pauline was born and raised in San Francisco. She is fluent in French. She went to City College of San Francisco to study Early Childhood Education.  Pauline is a big Warriors, Spurs, and Philadelphia Eagles fan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, exploring the city, and trying new cuisines.  She also enjoys spending time with her family.