Meet the Directors

Laura Keal served in the HEB school system for 35 years.  She has a BS and an MS in Speech Pathology from TCU.   With an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, she taught Pre-K in HEB for 15 years.  Elected Teacher of the Year at the campus level three times in 35 years, her love of children influenced her decision to continue serving children and share her extensive knowledge at Martin Methodist Preschool.

Elise Russell has a B.S. in Education and has done corporate training, computer based training, and tutored math in public schools. She taught preschool music, threes and four year-old classes, directed vacation bible school, and served as administrative board chair in her church. Elise also directed Fine Arts Day, served in PTA offices, and was President of the booster club. She is also the north Texas support leader for the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (, and a member of the Fort Worth Woman's Club.   

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