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Preschool Staff

Alice Ho Seher, Director

Alice Ho Seher-Director, Ms. Alice grew up in North Beach and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. She has a Master's Degree in Human Development with a Specialization in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College. She also holds a Director's Permit. Alice has been involved in the Early Childhood field for over thirty years. Alice and her husband have three children who attended Holy Name School, went on to St. Ignatius College Preparatory and two are now in college. She enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, watching the Golden State Warriors and spending time with her family and friends.

Joseph Fernicola, Teacher

Joseph Fernicola-Mr. Joseph has a Masters in Elem Ed, a Bachelors in Education, 24 units in ECE and a minor in English. He has taught science to K-6, ELA to Kinder and 2nd grade, TK for 5 years, and one year of TK Spanish Immersion. He worked for 10 years in NYC schools and 7 years at SFUSD. Joseph is fluent in Spanish. He is now happy to work with Ms. Liz and Ms. Lucy at Holy Name Preschool! Mr. Joe's hobbies include biking, attending local Farmer Markets, and watching movies.

Joselyn Martinez, Teacher

Joselyn Martinez-Teacher, Joselyn was born in San Diego and raised in Mexico. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Child ad Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. In her spare time, Joselyn enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and baking. Joselyn is fluent in Spanish.

Tara Miller, Teacher

Tara Miller-Teacher, Ms. Tara has been living in San Francisco for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University. She also holds a Director’s Permit. She has been working with kids for over 20 years. She worked at Lakeside Preschool for 12 years. She has a son currently attending Junipero Serra High School and a daughter currently attending St. Stephen. She is fluent in Farsi. Tara enjoys traveling and cooking with her husband and two children.

Casey Nelson, Teacher

Casey Nelson-Teacher, Ms.Casey was born and raised in the East Bay Area. She graduated from Cal State East Bay with a bachelors in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in early childhood education. She enjoys going to the beach, running, traveling and eating. She loves being apart of the Holy Name family!

Lucy Ortiz, Teacher

Lucy Ortiz-Teacher, Ms. Lucy was born and raised in the Sunset district of San Francisco. She received her bachelors degree in Liberal studies with an emphasis in elementary school teaching from San Francisco State University. She started teaching preschool in 2009. Lucy has her Site Supervisor Permit. Lucy has worked in various preschool settings to further enrich her experience. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys physical fitness hobbies such as lifting weights, cardio kickboxing and boot camp classes. She is also a bay area sports fan rooting for the 49ers, Warriors, and Giants with her family and friends.

Marilu Renteria, Teacher

Marilu Guskov-Teacher, Ms. Marilu enjoys being a part of the Holy Name Preschool family! Marilu loves teaching and has seven years of experience working with toddlers, preschool, and Pre-K age. She completed her certificate in Early Childhood Education at Skyline College, holds a California Teacher permit, and is working towards completing her Site Supervisor permit. She earned her BA from SF State University and is pursuing her teaching credential. Marilu’s hobbies include: going to the gym, hiking, cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with her husband. She and her husband are now the proud parents of their daughter, Amelia born Feb. 2021. Marilu is fluent in Spanish.

Francesca Tringali-Teacher

Francesca Tringali-Teacher, Ms. Francesca was in raised in Pacifica, CA and has stayed in the Bay Area most of her life. She has twenty years of experience working with preschool children. Francesca obtained her ECE certificate locally from Skyline College. She has found Early Childhood Education to be her passion and enjoys providing open ended art and music opportunities for children. Francesca's hobbies include walks with her husband and their dog Muppet who is blind. She also enjoys gardening and cooking.

Bernadette Munoz, Assistant Teacher

Bernadette Munoz-Aide, Ms.Bernadette grew up in the central valley. She moved to the Bay Area and attended high school in Pacifica. She is a recent graduate of USF with a degree in Psychology. Ms. Bernadette loves to attend concerts, travel, and likes learning new languages. She enjoys working with the children at the preschool.

Janice Pearcy, Assistant Teacher

Janice Pearcy-Aide, Ms. Janice is a native San Franciscan. She attended Mercy San Francisco, City College and SF State. She worked in the business world and is now enjoying working with children. Janice and her husband enjoy listening to music and watching the Niners and the Giants.

Pamela Tsang, Assistant Teacher

Pamela Tsang-Aide, Ms. Pam is a native San Franciscan. She attended ICA-Immaculate Conception Academy. Ms. Pam went on to Skyline College earning her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is married and enjoys all Bay Area Sports, including the Giants, the Niners and the Warriors!