Cathey became the director in August of 2011. Previously, she was the director of a full-time program for 22 years. Cathey received her B.S. in Education with an art specialization from Texas Tech University in 1989. Her dream after graduation was to teach 4th grade until God placed in her the preschool world where which she quickly fell in love with “littles”! Cathey then continued her education in early childhood development and business and gained her Child Care Administrator credentials through Eastfield Community College and online courses.

Cathey was born and raised in the White Rock area of Dallas and met her husband in their church singles class. Cathey and her husband Bryan have one teenage daughter, Cassidy.  When Cathey is not having fun with the staff and preschoolers at HCDC, she loves to cook, watch her daughter play softball, and spend time outdoors enjoying God’s creation.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Year I joined Hillcrest: 2009

What’s the #1 thing on your bucket list? I had the opportunity to travel some as a child and young adult, but I would love to be able to travel as a family to some of the beautiful destinations the world has to offer.