Staff

Mrs. Abby Lazarus, M.Ed.

I am the CEO of Lazarus Holdings LLC, I own Little Peaches Preschool and PeachTree School of Early Childhood Education. 
I am a current Doctoral Student. I, also have a Masters in Early Childhood Studies, and a Bachelors in Child Development. I am entering into my 17th year in the ECE profession. My passion has always been teaching young children.
​Advocating for preschoolers and their families, as well as the entire Early Childhood profession is something I really feel is my calling. I truly believe in the work I do everyday. I will spend the rest of my life educating others so that they understand the value of a preschool education.

Ms. Natalie Weaver- Infant/Toddler Teacher

I’m Natalie, boy mom to amazing twin boys Briggs & Owen! I grew up in Colorado and then moved to Cheyenne in 2008 where I graduated from Central High School! In my free time you can find me outside enjoying sunshine and all things horses! I am so excited to be a part of the PeachTree family and watch all the little humans grow!

Mrs. Tori Van Patten – Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Tori Christopherson. I grew up in Gillette, WY for most of my life and moved to Cheyenne in October 2020. I graduated from University of Wyoming with a major in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education in May 2021. In my free time, you can find me hiking or crafting with my Cricut machine. My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning. I am very excited to join the PeachTree family!

Miss Raina Hollcroft – Preschool Teacher

Hello there! My name is Raina. I grew up in Colorado and moved to Cheyenne after completing my Elementary Education degree in December of 2020. Learning to teach in the covid era was certainly a different experience! In my free time, you can find me reading, and enjoying the sunshine. Every week in the classroom is something new, and I can’t wait to explore these new things with you and your child!

Ms. Holly Woods – Infant/Toddler Teacher

Hello!

My name is Holly, I have been in the profession for over 13 years. I hold an associates in Elementary Education. I’ve traveled a little bit of everywhere via the Air Force. I have four children ranging from 11-19 years of age. I’ve been a swim team coach, an infant teacher and a special education paraprofessional. I enjoy the outdoors (when its warm!), and a love for animals. I have a passion for the work I do here at PeachTree! I can’t wait to work with your family!

Mrs. Kristine Parish, Assistant Director

Mrs. Kristine teaches at both Little Peaches and Peachtree. You will see her as a sub and overall teacher supporter at Peachtree. Kristine is able to relieve teachers so that they can attend trainings, personal appointments or their own children’s events! Because Kristine spends quite a bit of time at the school, she will know and be familiar with each Childs care, so that stepping in when a teacher is absent will be seamless!

Cynthia Herrera – Infant/Toddler Support Staff and Substitute Teacher

Mrs. Chelsea Kennedy – Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Chelsea. I am from Wheatland, Wy. and moved to Cheyenne after completing my B.A. in Education at the University of Nebraska Kearney. I currently live in Burns, Wy., and I am loving the small town life. I have a two year old boy, and we enjoy reading and being outside as much as possible. I have been teaching little ones for the past three years and I am excited to continue my journey with the PeachTree family.