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 Teacher - Liz 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.
Kristy Voluntad, Teacher- Kristy was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from San Francisco State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development and has her Site Supervisor Permit. As an Early Childhood Educator, she tries her best to provide young children with positive learning experiences and strives to model respect, patience, and care for everyone around her. She believes that education is an ever evolving field, such that to remain effective it is important to keep children engaged, challenged, intrigued, and using their minds as critically as possible. Ms. Kristy works hard to ensure the classroom is an environment in which students can thrive and succeed in becoming independent and lifelong learners. When not working, Kristy enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, traveling, exploring new food places to eat and spending time with family and friends.
Lucy Ortiz, Teacher - Lucy 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.
Margie Martinez, Teacher- Aloha everybody! Ms. Margie was born and raised in San Francisco. She went to school at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University, in addition to some courses at Honolulu Community College. She studied Psychology, Child Development, Early Education and Elementary Education. Ms. Margie holds a Supervisor Permit through the state of California and has experience working with children in General Education, English Language Learners and with Special Needs. She lived and worked in Hawaii for several years, and when she returned to San Francisco, she brought with her the spirit of “Aloha.” Ms. Margie enjoys implementing the Aloha spirit to bring a sense of Ohana in the classroom. Her interests are: dancing hula with her halau, practicing her ukulele, doing arts and crafts, reading, spending time with family and close friends, and playing with her little dog, Lilo.
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.
Maria Rebecca Carascoso, Teacher- Ms. Rebecca’s passion to educate children brought her to this career. She is a mature and caring individual who has an understanding of the developmental needs of children and believes that all children learn and thrive in an environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to children's abilities. She is committed to providing character development and quality education to them. Her experience includes: planning and implementing daily activities based on approved curriculum and center philosophy; maintaining developmental records for each child; completing developmental profiles and communicating with parents about their child's daily activities. On a daily basis, she uses creative projects to teach Math, Science, and Language. Ms. Rebecca holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and had completed several ECE core units for Certificate III in Children's Services (Australia). She also earned several units of ECE Courses at Saddleback College, CA. Ms. Rebecca had the chance to live in Australia and Thailand and has also visited some parts of Europe. Her experiences in these countries have broadened her understanding of different cultures and opinions.
Sara Castro, Teacher- Ms. Sara was raised in Southern California, and is new to the Bay Area. She graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in Mass Communication & Spanish, and is currently in pursuit of her MA in Education. She has 7 years of teaching experience & over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages. In her free time, you can find Ms. Sara on the beach, on a hike, or exploring San Francisco. She enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, baking, and gardening. She is an avid sports fan, and is a life long supporter of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.
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.