Michelle Aguilar joined Preston Hollow in 2013 as Reading Specialist. Her previous experience includes teaching eight and a half years in both public and private schools as a classroom teacher in grades ranging from PreK to 4th grade. She earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Reading and Interdisciplinary Art from St. Mary's University. She earned a M.Ed. in Reading and ESL along with an Advanced Degree in ESL from Dallas Baptist University. Her certifications include Generalist (EC-4), ESL Supplemental (EC-12), Master Reading Teacher (EC-12) and Reading Specialist (EC-12) She is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist.
Nicole Bell joined PHPS in 2019 as Assistant Director. Nicole graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology with a focus on learning theory, learning differences, language and reading acquisition. Following graduate school, she spent 16 years as an educator, learning specialist, and department dean in Dallas private schools.
4th grade teacher
Heather Benson joined PHPS in 2019 as a fourth grade classroom teacher. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. She holds certifications in Generalist EC-6 and Special Education EC-12 with an ESOL Endorsement. Her previous experience includes teaching transitional Kindergarten-through fourth grades, along with teaching in the Disney Leadership program.
Annual Fund Coordinator
Julie Bonahoom joined PHPS in 2019. She manages the PHPS Fund campaign and assists the Business Manager.
Lauren Burns joined PHPS in 2019 as the art teacher. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Studio Art with teaching certification in K-12 Art. She has previous teaching experience in DISD at Stephen C. Foster Elementary, where she received "Distinguished Teacher" recognition for 3 consecutive years.