Allie and Hung Lam have been happily married for almost 30 years and have two beautiful daughters, Madison and Mackenzie. Allie met Hung while attending the University of Houston together. They both graduated from the university with Bachelors of Science in Engineering.
After completing her studies, Allie Lam began a long career in microwave radio technology (cellular infrastructure) with a local engineering and production company. She spent all of her professional career at this company, spanning capacities as an engineer, engineering manager, product manager and project manager. In her capacities in management, she managed over 20 engineers and was responsible for several products, from concept specification, engineering design to production.
Hung Lam also began his engineering career with local Houston companies, mainly in the oil and gas industry. Hung's experience also spanned from engineering design to managing the local manufacturing facility of a national oil drilling company.
It is in their role as parents that Allie and Hung have been the most passionate, and because of this passion in seeing that the best care and education are available to all children, Hung and Allie set out to become a part of the Children's Lighthouse family. The child development philosophy and curriculum offered from the Children's Lighthouse corporation coincide with what Allie and Hung envisioned.
On August of 2011, the Lams proudly opened the Children's Lighthouse at WoodCreek Reserve. Both Allie and Hung are now a full-time on-site owners, ensuring that the vision of quality early childhood development is being implemented. Allie and Hung Lam invite all parents who also share the vision of quality teachers, quality curriculum and quality facility to visit our premier center the Children's Lighthouse at Wood Creek Reserve.

We are thrilled to introduce Crystal Fritz, our passionate and experienced School Director, who brings over two decades of dedication to the early childhood education industry.

Crystal's journey in early childhood education began 20 years ago when she started as a two's teacher at the age of 19. Since then, she has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the field, continually expanding her expertise and knowledge. With degrees in Human Sciences and Leadership, Crystal has held various roles throughout her career, including teacher, curriculum coordinator, center director, and regional leader.

Having lived in multiple locations across the United States, including Colorado, California, and North Dakota, Crystal feels incredibly fortunate to have found her way back to the Katy, Texas area and to the Children's Lighthouse at Woodcreek Reserve. Bringing her wealth of experience and passion for early childhood education to our family-owned and operated center has been a true joy and blessing for both her and our community.

In her first year with us, Crystal has approached her role with vigor and passion, driving our organization towards success with a focus on growth and providing excellent quality childcare to every family and student we serve.

Outside of work, Crystal is happily married to her husband Mike, and they are proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Kennedy and Phoenyx. She balances her professional commitments with a vibrant array of hobbies. Whether it's fishing, golfing, crafting, or indulging in her love for food as a professional foodie and amateur cook, Crystal brings the same passion to her personal life as she does to her work.

At the core of Crystal's professional ethos is her unwavering mission to ensure safe, loving, and supportive environments for students, staff, and families alike. She finds immense joy in watching her students grow and acquire new skills daily, cherishing simple yet heartfelt moments such as receiving hugs from students or aiding parents, families, and teachers in their understanding of early childhood development.

Crystal's impact on the early childhood education sector is profound, marked by her unwavering commitment to excellence and her innate ability to inspire growth, learning, and happiness in the lives of those she touches. We are truly grateful to have Crystal Fritz leading our Children's Lighthouse community with her passion, expertise, and boundless dedication.

Meet Tara Griffin, our dedicated Assistant Director who has been an integral part of our school since the summer of 2023.

Tara is not only a professional in early childhood education but also a loving wife and mother of three wonderful daughters: Madyson, Kyla, and Zoey. With her warm demeanor and passion for children's development, Tara brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team.

Tara holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, which has equipped her with invaluable skills in understanding and supporting children and families. Additionally, she possesses a Master's degree in Non-profit Administration, reflecting her commitment to organizational excellence and community impact.

Her journey in childcare began in 2020, working in private childcare centers. Tara's dedication and natural aptitude for nurturing young minds quickly led her to the Pre-K classroom, where she spent six months teaching before transitioning into management roles. Since then, she has thrived in managerial positions, leveraging her expertise to create a positive and enriching environment for both children and staff.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Tara enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She is an avid cook, delighting in preparing delicious meals for her loved ones. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her immersed in a captivating true crime novel, feeding her curiosity for mystery and investigation.

One of Tara's favorite aspects of her role is witnessing the joy of learning in children. She cherishes the hugs exchanged at the beginning and end of each day, fostering strong bonds with both children and families. Tara's genuine care and dedication make her an invaluable member of our Children's Lighthouse community.

We are incredibly grateful to have Tara Griffin as part of our team, guiding and nurturing the bright minds of tomorrow with compassion and dedication.

Welcome to Children's Lighthouse, where every child's journey begins with care, compassion, and commitment. At the heart of our school is Ana Rodriguez, our Administrative Assistant, whose passion for education and unwavering dedication to families guides our center every day.

Ana's journey into the world of childcare is as inspiring as it is heartwarming. Having spent over 20 years in the retail sector, where she excelled as a manager at Payless, Ana's life took a beautiful turn when she welcomed her son, Angel, into the world. It was during this transformative period that Ana realized her true calling lay in nurturing young minds and shaping the future generation.

In 2016, Ana embarked on a new career path, transitioning into childcare. From the moment she stepped into the classroom, Ana knew she had found her passion and purpose. Her innate ability to connect with children and create enriching learning environments set her apart, earning her recognition and admiration from colleagues and families alike.

Ana's journey with Children's Lighthouse began in 2020 when she joined our team as an Infant & Toddler Teacher for our Bright Curriculum program. Her dedication to fostering holistic development and providing a nurturing environment for our youngest learners quickly caught the attention of our management team.

In 2022, Ana seamlessly transitioned into a management role, becoming the face of our establishment and the cornerstone of our administrative operations. Her warm smile, compassionate demeanor, and tireless work ethic have made her an indispensable asset to our school.

Outside of her professional duties, Ana finds joy in spending quality time with her extended family, soaking up the sun at the pool or park, and indulging in her love for literature. Family time with friends and watching reality TV, particularly "Survivor," are among her favorite pastimes.

When asked about her experience at Children's Lighthouse at WoodCreek Reserve, Ana's face lights up with enthusiasm. For her, the best part of working is being part of our Lighthouse family and witnessing the meaningful relationships that we create with our families and students. Every interaction, whether big or small, is infused with Ana's genuine care and dedication to supporting the growth and development of every child.

In Ana, we are privileged to have a devoted mother, a passionate educator, and a valued member of our team. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her genuine love for children and families make her an indispensable pillar of our school. As we continue to strive for excellence in early childhood education, Ana's presence ensures that our Lighthouse continues to shine brightly for generations to come.

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