TEACHERS & STAFF
DANA EVANS is our Lead Teacher and teaches the BLUE Pre-K class. This is her 25th year at Catch the Son. She joined our staff in 1997 after being involved for several years as a parent, board member, and substitute teacher. Dana attended WWU taking classes in Education. She and husband Reed have three grown daughters and two grandchildren!
MADDIE EVANS teaches our RED Pre-K class. This is her second year teaching at Catch the Son, but enjoyed substitute teaching and a sub-leave position at our school. Maddie has also previously taught in the elementary and preschool setting. She earned her special and elementary education degrees from WWU. Maddie enjoys spending time with her family. She especially likes going on family walks and to local parks with her husband Brett and two children. Her daughter Monroe is 6 and in kindergarten, and her son Van is 4 and is in the 3-day preschool class at Catch the Son this year!
KATHY EIFORD teachers our Playgroup class and serves as an aid in our Pre-K classes once/week. Kathy has taught at Catch the Son for 25 years and has an additional 6 years of serving as an aide in our Pre-K classes. Her guitar-playing is a favorite of our students!
LINDSAY MCDONALD teaches our 2-day preschool class. This is her first year teaching at Catch the Son, but has been a part of the Catch the Son community for the last 5 years! She received college degrees in both Spanish and Psychology and has worked as a Spanish translator in both the community health and corporate world. Lindsay and her husband have two young (energetic!) boys, who both attended Catch the Son for preschool and Pre-K. When she isn't at school or hanging out with her family, you can find her running, playing tennis, baking or at the lake.
SYDNEY LOY teaches the 3-day preschool class. This is her first year with Catch the Son, and she is excited to be part of the community here. She took courses through the Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute, and now teaches yoga and other somatic arts at multiple studios in Bellingham. She loves working with kids and fell particularly in love with the preschool age group while interning at an orphanage in Mexico in 2018. Sydney enjoys anything outdoors, cooking, and reading.
VERONICA HAINS is the preschool administrator. She has been the administrator since 2017. Veronica relocated to Bellingham from Chicago in 2016 with her husband, Todd, who got a job with Lexham Press at Faithlife. They now have 2 boys, Franklin & Milo, who have both attended Catch the Son. Veronica has a masters in School Counseling and loves using her administrative and interpersonal skills to keep this preschool running.