Our Amazing Staff
Betsy has been the Director at Holy Name Preschool since 2004 and she enjoys it more and more each year! Her love for early childhood began in high school where she took every early childhood class they had to offer. She then went on to pursue her degrees. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Lynchburg College, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M. She has been a teacher most of her life. She took an extended break to raise her three amazing children, Billy, Brenden and Kyla.
Betsy has lived in Steamboat Springs since 1994 and absolutely loves it...as long as she gets the ocean at least once a year! She has a passion for cooking, gardening, yoga, dancing, and laughing. Betsy's greatest passion is giving the children the opportunity to discover, create, explore and to grow in a warm, nurturing environment. Betsy looks forward to the opportunity every day!
Director & Monkey Teacher
Lisa is so happy to be teaching at Holy Name Preschool! She started working here when she was only 18 years old! She has been teaching here since 2011 and gets better and better each year. Lisa attended Colorado State University and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education.
She was fortunate enough to grow up in Steamboat Springs, live here again as an adult and raise her son here too. She still falls in love with the valley more and more every year. Her family enjoys doing 'Steamboat' things like fishing, camping and paddle boarding.
Lisa is excited to help the Preschoolers grow. She will model and encourage positive attitudes, engage young minds, encourage perseverance, resiliency, and embrace challenges. Lisa loves everything about Holy Name!
Kendra loves working here, watching children's curious minds evolve and be proud of themselves when they learn new skills! Kendra moved here from Ohio where she was a nanny for six years! She attended a Nanny and Governess school where she gained 12 certifications. Before she moved here, she did van life for a summer where she traveled around the country exploring, learning and creating great memories.
Steamboat was very attractive to her because of the snowboarding and all the outside activities. When she is not at work, she enjoys being up on the mountain, reading and being social.
While working here, she hopes to start her Early Childhood Education journey. She plans to take some classes this summer.
Preschool Assistant Teacher
Hanna is excited to be a Teacher here at Holy Name. It brings her so much joy to see every kiddo's face each day.
She grew up in a small town in Minnesota, where she spent her summers in the lake boating and swimming. In the winter her time has been spent ice fishing and lake skating. She graduated from the local Alberta Lea High School in 2014. Shortly after she moved here to Steamboat to become a nanny. She immediately fell in love with the mountains and everything Steamboat has to offer! After four years she decided to relocate to Scottsdale, AZ to try something new. However she missed the snow and is now back in. Steamboat!
In Hanna's free time she loves to bake, spend time with her family, going out to dinner with her boyfriend and playing with her cat named Chef!
Mackenzie is so excited to be a Teacher at Holy Name Preschool. She has lived in Colorado almost her whole life. She loves the mountains and the trees but isn't too keen on the snow! She has seven younger siblings, ages 18 to 4, which is where her love for children stems from. She has been babysitting for her own family since she was 12 years old and non-related families since she was 14 years old. She enjoys spending time with her friends and being outdoors.
Before this job, she has been wanting to start a career in Early Childhood Education! She believes that working at the preschool will be very beneficial in jumpstarting my career in this. She previously went to college to become an EMT but decided that it was not the career path she wanted. It is exciting for her to see what Holy Name Preschool has in store for her and her future!
Jacqueline is thankful to be working with the PreK class. She has been with the preschool since 2021. She loves seeing the joy and excitement her students bring to learning and play.
She graduated from high school in 2023 from the Kolbe Academy. She studied Early Childhood Education at Colorado Mountain College and has received her Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification. Before joining our team, she worked at the Boys and Girls Club. She also volunteers in the Children's Ministry at Holy Name Catholic Church.
Jacqueline moved to Steamboat with her family when she was 11 years old. She loves small town life. She enjoys reading, cycling, traveling with her family, shopping, skiing and riding her E-Bike. When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her family, and friends and playing with her dog, Atticus.
Saige is very excited to be working with the kids and helping out in the classroom! Holy Name has been a very special to Saige as she attended preschool here. She is currently working towards achieving a degree in Early Childhood Education, while also attending Colorado State University.
Saige was born in Steamboat and is fortunate to grow up in such a beautiful area. In her free time she loves to go camping, hiking and skiing. Saige also has a passion for cooking and baking. She just got a new puppy and she is very excited to adventure with her!
Maureen "Mo" Crouch is very happy to be a part of the Holy Name Preschool Substitute staff. Mo has lived in Steamboat for 22 years and is delighted to call Steamboat her home.
She grew up in Wisconsin but moved out west shortly after graduating from High School. She earned her bachelors in Elementary Education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and completed her Masters in Curriculum from Adams State College in Colorado. She loves working with children who keep her youthful attitude alive.
She is currently the Director of Religious Education at Holy Name Catholic Church for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade and also does some substituting in the public schools here in town. She enjoys reading, hiking, and swimming as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. She is happily married to Scott and the two of them enjoy the mountain living here in Steamboat!