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7820 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Happy Kids. Happy Parents.

“My child has truly found a home away from home at Effort School & Preschool.”

Our Staff

Interim School Director/Teacher

Darlene Parks

Ms. Parks teaches Kindergarten.  She joined Effort Christian School and Preschool in 2010 and has over 20 years of classroom teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Hyles-Anderson College, and is honored to have touched the lives of many students and their families throughout her teaching career.
Interim Preschool Director/Preschool Teacher

Patty Kingsley

Patty joined the ECSP staff in 2017 as 3-year-old teacher. She has worked with children for over 15 years and loves displaying her students’ artwork showcasing their creativity.
Assistant Director

Pat Carney

Pat began working at ECSP in 2012. She graduated from Macon State College with an A.S. in Business Administration.  She enjoys being able to support the directors, teachers and staff in their daily ministry to students and their families.
Teacher

Kristen Pittman

Mrs. Pittman teaches 2nd and 3rd Grade, and began teaching at Effort Christian School and Preschool in 2014. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley University and has over ten years of teaching experience. Teaching is truly a calling for her and she feels blessed to be part of the Effort staff.

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School Blog

New Bibles for Preschool

Bible in pictures for Preschool ECSP is proud to announce that new picture Bibles were purchased for the preschool classrooms.  Each teacher was provided with enough Bibles for each child to read during class time and one for themselves.   This is a great way for us to show the children how to find specific stories in the Bible and to follow along with the lessons the teachers are providing each week. The Bibles will stay in each classroom for the…

Congratulations Ms. Parks!

Ms. Park’s Receives high honors On Thursday, January 24th, ECSP took an opportunity to surprise Ms. Parks during Chapel.  Ms. Parks was chosen as one of the top three in the best teacher category to become a 2018 CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite!  With over 1300 votes cast by the readers of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magizine, Ms. Parks was awarded the bronze medal! Ms. Parks received her certificate in a frame signed by her students.  She was in awe that her students were able…

Being Kind in Ms. Connie’s Class

In our K4 class, we are always talking about being kind and how we can be kind to others. We recently had a special guest (a princess!) visit our class and talk about bullying and being kind to others. Leigha Harris, the reigning USA National Miss Central Virginia Princess – and a former ECSP student – came to our school to talk to us about her platform of bullying and being kind.  Leigha read to the students a story about how one of…