Our Hola School Pre-Kindergarten Teachers:

Emily Manning

emily@holahp.com ​​

  • Bachelors degree in Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin

  • State of Texas Certified Teacher (EC-6)

  • Current Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at ESD (7 years)

  • 8 years teaching experience

  • 10+ years tutoring experience PreK3-1st

  • In her free time, Emily loves traveling with her husband, Corey, and spending time with their little dog, Tyler.

  • Emily believes the most important job of a Pre-Elementary teacher is to foster students' love of learning, encourage their willingness to take risks, and develop their confidence as they approach new academic tasks and social situations

Natalie Phillips

natalie@holahp.com ​​​

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Edwards University

  • Minor degrees from St. Edwards University in Elementary Education and Art

  • Undergraduate from The University of Texas at Austin in Communications

  • State of Texas Certified Teacher (1- 8)

  • State of Texas Certified Art Teacher (1 - 8)

  • 8 years teaching Pre-K at UPUMC, The Weekday School

  • 1-year teaching Pre-K at Parish Episcopal School

  • 2 years teaching Private Kindergarten at Primrose

  • 1-year teaching Kindergarten at Casis Elementary School

  • In her free time, Natalie likes to spend time with her husband, Troy, and daughter, Anna Michelle. She also loves organizing all spaces, interior design, painting and traveling. 

  • Natalie believes in a safe, loving, environment where students can be challenged without frustration and rewarded for success. She also believes that learning is fun and strives to make her students feel happy in the process.

Marny Blake

marny@holahp.com ​​​

  • Bachelor’s Degree from Centenary College in Sociology

  • State of Texas Certified Elementary Educator (EC-8)

  • State of Texas Certified Special Educator (1-8)

  • 5 years teaching experience (2 years in HPISD)

  • 4 years Early Childhood teacher at UPUMC Weekday School  ​

  • In her free time, Marny enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their 3 children, cooking, and traveling. She loves spending the summer in the Bahamas making wonderful memories with her family.

  • Marny feels passionate about teaching and loves to work with children. She wants to make an impact on a child in a positive way while providing a safe and loving environment and a foundation of learning both socially and academically. She also believes it is important to be flexible adapting to the many different learning styles and to encourage each child to utilize their own curiosity. 

Connie Paniagua

connie@holahp.com ​​​

  • BA in Spanish and Education-- Kent State University

  • Masters in Spanish--Bowling Green State University

  • State of Texas Certified Spanish Teacher (PK-12)

  • 9 years experience of teaching experience at the secondary level

  • 2 years teaching experience at HPHS; Spanish 2PreAP, Spanish 3, Spanish 4

  • Has been tutoring students privately and in groups at Hola HP since 2016

  • PreK Spanish teacher at Highland Park Presbyterian Day School since 2016

  • Experience studying abroad in Spain 

  • Thoughtful, caring, patient, and passionate

  • Strong desire to see ALL of her students to succeed

  • Has loved learning and teaching Spanish and thinks that knowing another language creates many unique opportunities.

Office Phone:


oscar@holahp.com: billing/registration

katherine@holahp.com: inquiries

Where We Teach:

*6719 Hillcrest Suite B  

*3406 Rosedale Avenue 

*6615 Snider Plaza (above Bandito's)

*6729 Hillcrest

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