Preschool Staff



PRESCHOOL DIRECTOr & Teacher M/W/F am/afternoon classes

My husband, Steve and I live just a mile north of Holy Cross.  We have 2 daughters. Kristen is 19 years old and lives with the grandparents while attending U of M Dearborn. Caitlin is 17 years old, and is dual enrolled at Oxford High School and Rochester College.  Believe it or not, both girls were students here at Holy Cross Christian Preschool. I am blessed to be a member of the Holy Cross church family for over 26 years now. This will be my 13th year at Holy Cross Preschool. My educational background includes a child development associate credential, an associates degree in early childhood development, a bachelor’s in business, and hundreds (I do mean hundreds) of training hours in early childhood education. I’m looking forward to getting to know the families this year & I’m excited for the friendships, field trips, messy art projects, science experiments, Bible lessons and the organized chaos that is preschool. Just thinking about it makes my heart sing!



TEACHER - M/W/F & T/TH am Classes

I am so excited to join the Holy Cross staff! I am currently living in Ortonville, and working on attaining my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have worked as an assistant for two childcare centers, and I have watched the children of three different families on a regular basis. I started attending Holy Cross Church in March and immediately felt welcomed by Pastor Matt, staff and volunteers, and the congregation. I volunteered to help for VBS and felt so at home I emailed Roxann about the available teaching position. I'm so blessed to have this opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the children of Holy Cross and get to know their families.



AIDe - M/W/F am & afternoon Classes

I’m very blessed to be apart of the Holy Cross family, for this my 7th year. I’m excited to help and watch your children learn about the world around them and grow in God’s love. I have been married for 28 years to my husband Bob. We have two children Bryce (21) and Hanna (18), graduates of Oxford High School. I’m a member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (since 1996) and I have lived in Ortonville for over 23 years. I have been a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) mom, on the steering committee and a caregiver. I have worked at Good ShepherdLutheran School as a preschool aide and lunch/recess monitor for 6 years. I have an associates degree in Fine Arts from Oakland Community College. I love volunteering at VBS, Sunday School and coordinating the Operation Christmas Child Program. It will be a pleasure and fun to get to know you and your children.



AIDE - T/TH am Class

My name is Kathrine Fugitt but please call me Katie! The 2017/18 school year will be my first at Holy Cross Christian Preschool and I am so excited to meet everyone! I have been working with children since I was 10 years old. I have led religious education classes, I’ve run dance camps and taught dance to a wide variety of ages. I am currently a student at Oakland Community College in the Early Childhood Development program. My passions include dance and taking care of my 2 year old niece! My faith is very important to me and attending mass with my family each week is a top priority. I am looking forward to spending a fun-filled year with the children here at Holy Cross!


Lori Phelps

AIDE - Morning Classes

Hello!  My name is Lori Phelps, more commonly known as Ms Lori! I am excited and grateful to be joining Holy Cross Christian Preschool as an aide this year! I was raised in Oxford and chose to raise my family here as well. My husband Tony and I have been married since 1995 and we are the proud parents of 3 daughters. Our girls are all students and/or graduates of Oxford Schools and two of the three girls are former Holy Cross students! I have the joy of having more than 30 years of experience working with children, whether working in daycare, teaching preschool, babysitting, teaching dance or raising my own children. While working toward my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, I had the opportunity to open my own dance studio in Oxford where I have been teaching dance for all ages, levels and style for more than 20 years! I am excited to not only continue teaching dance and running the dance studio, but also to be back in preschool classrooms! I am looking forward to getting to know the students and families at Holy Cross.