Meet the Director & Faculty


Paula Katz
Paula brings over 20 years of preschool experience to Becker Early Childhood Center. For thirteen of those years, she worked at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Houston. She taught in the classroom, headed up a Special Education Department, was the Coordinator of Lower Elementary School, served as the Lower School Principal and as the Director of Admissions. Paula received her Masters in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling from the University of Houston and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Houston graduating Magna Cum Laude.
She currently holds an American Montessori Society Certificate and has completed the Rice Literacy and Cultural Project offered by Rice University. Paula has completed and received many certificates from other continuing educational programs including the Baylor-Rice Science Program for Elementary Teachers, Neuhaus Language Enrichment Program and the Texas Certification for Elementary Education.
Professional associations in which she is involved include Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Delta Phi Education Honor Society, Union of Reform Jewish Early Childhood Directors, Houston and National Association of Education for Young Children, and Southern Early Childhood Association.
For questions or concerns about the philosophy of the school, school policies, a concern about your child's development, referral information or financial concerns, please contact Paula. Click here to email Paula.


Administrative Team


Judy Lazor, Assistant Director: For questions regarding admissions, your tuition statement, additions or changes to your child's schedule, FLEX account reimbursements and PTO reimbursements, please contact Judy, click here to email Judy.

Pam Jenkins, Assistant Director: For questions regarding curriculum, licensing and/or accreditation information, please contact Pam. Click here to email Pam.

Tracey Blumrosen, Registrar: For questions about the calendar, extra-curricular activities, lunches, your child's schedule, drop in for Lunch Bunch, Stay and Play or Rise and Shine, changes in who is picking up your child, medication for your child, changes in your contact information, or Annual Giving, please contact Tracey, click here to email Tracey.

Leslie Strug, Parenting Coordinator: For questions regarding parenting programs, Baby Break, or to submit an article or information to the school newsletter, please contact Leslie, click here to email Leslie.

Evon Zionts, Supply and Kitchen Manager: For questions regarding the use of the kitchen or supplies needed for an event, for set up arrangements for an event, please contact Evon, click here to email Evon.




The teachers of Becker are highly qualified and dedicated. They bring to the school academic degrees, early childhood certification, experience, and an interest in providing the best developmentally appropriate Judaic and secular pre-school program. The pupil-teacher ratios are kept low to ensure that each child's needs are recognized and met. Throughout each school year, teachers receive additional training for a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education.


Would you like to be a part of the Becker team?

Click here for an application!