OUR STAFF

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ANNA KELTNER
Program Development & Curriculum

Anna Keltner has been an educator for 15 years, working with children ages birth to 6th grade. During her years of service, Anna has worked in the classroom and in the community to create effective, safe learning environments for all children.  

She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma. During her time in Norman, working at a local crisis shelter for women and children, she discovered her passion for advocating for children from hard places. She went on to earn her M.S. in Educational Studies with a Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, & Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

In 2016 Anna joined Connected Kids as a teacher at their therapeutic preschool. She now focuses on program and curriculum development for Connected Kids.

Anna has been married to the love of her life for 15 years and is the mother of three young boys. 

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KRISTA MACIAS
Administrative Assistant

Krista Macias is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Sorrels.  While growing up Krista became passionate about working with children, especially children from hard places, through the example and inspiration of her mother.   She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University.  Krista served as an elementary teacher for four years in the Ft. Worth Independent School district.  She currently is currently homeschooling her two young children, leads a nature club for children in her neighborhood and is the host of the podcast, Nurturing the Heart of the Child, which she produces with her mother.  Krista has also served as a children’s pastor for a church plant in the metroplex. 

 

Her favorite things include relaxing on the porch with a latte, enjoying the outdoors, watching children fully emersed in play-based learning and creating outdoor learning experiences for children. 

Krista has been married to her wonderful husband for 9 years and they have two incredible kids whom she is currently homeschooling.