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My name is Paula Ray and I am the Director at St. Philip’s Preschool. I have been at St. Philip’s since 1997 and have been the Director since 1999. I attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, specializing in Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Child Nutrition. I have a Texas Teaching Certificate and I taught Head Start/PreK in the Lubbock Independent School District for 5 years.


In 1990 I began working in Weekday Ministries as a PreK Teacher at Lake Ridge United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas.


I love working at St. Philip’s, it's the greatest job in the world! Over the last 20 years I have had the privilege of getting to know so many children, parents and even grandparents of those who have attended the Preschool. I am also blessed by a great staff who work hard to provide the best early education experience for all our children.


On a personal note, I have 3 grown daughters, Erin, Meagan and Kristen. Meagan and Kristen both attended St. Philip’s Preschool many years ago. We are a family of Texas Tech graduates and we love our Red Raiders. When I'm not watching Texas Tech sports, I enjoy traveling and shopping for treasures in thrift stores.

Paula Ray, Director

My name is Susan Pair and I am the Assistant Director at St. Philip’s Preschool. I started working at St. Philip’s 21 years ago as a PreK Teacher. I have a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University/Purdue University@ Indianapolis and before relocating to Austin in 1986 I taught in Indiana and North Carolina.

My husband David and I have 2 daughters, Elizabeth who lives in Round Rock and Emily and her husband who live in South Austin. Both daughters are alumni of St. Philip’s. If you count the time my girls attended I have been associated with the Preschool for 25 years.

I love this school and my job. The staff, students and parents are all so wonderful and such a pleasure to work with.

I have two dogs, Sadie and Little Mama and three grand-dogs that I enjoy spending time with, I also enjoy reading, puzzles and traveling.

Susan Pair, Assistant Director

Maryruth Bracken

Two Year Old Teacher

Natalie Melnar

Two Year Old Teaching Assistant

Lee Barthelette

Three Year Old Teacher

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Pam Taylor

Four Year Old Teacher

Christy Hergenreder

Three Year Old Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Giesen

Four Year Old Teacher

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Loree Green

Four Year Old Teaching Assistant

Pam Taylor

Four Year Old Teacher

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