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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

Assistant Director

Beth Farris

Beth Farris Credentials: Indiana University Beth is excited to be the new Assistant Director at Effort Christian School and Preschool.  She comes to ECSP with a wide variety of experience ranging from accounting and office management to childcare, teaching, Christian Education chairmanship, Sunday School and youth leader, troop leader, librarian and drama assistant.  She has always gravitated to enriching children’s lives either through play, crafts, song or activities. It is her privilege to be a part of these beautiful children’s…

Darlene Parks Colón

Ms. Parks Colón 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.

Becky Hearn

Becky teaches our youngest students at ECSP in the 2.5-year-old class. She loves to incorporate messy crafts and nature themed activities in her lesson plans.

Brandi Kennedy

Brandi Kennedy Third Grade Teacher Mrs. Brandi Kennedy is a Fluvanna County native.  She is married to her husband, Brad, and has two children, Jay, and Morgan.  She and her husband are owners of two local county businesses.  Mrs. Kennedy taught both school and preschool at Open Door Christian School located in Troy.  She has been teaching for ten years. Mrs. Kennedy is an amazing teacher.  She has a hands on approach to skill development and is a firm believer…

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Now Hiring

Title: Elementary Teacher Job Type: Full-time Experience: Classroom Teaching 1 year (Minimum) Effort Christian School is seeking qualified educators who love kids to join our team. With projected increased enrollment, we anticipate hiring multiple elementary teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Applicants should possess (at minimum) a Bachelor’s degree in Education and classroom experience. Effort Christian School requires experience in, or a willingness to learn about, project-based learning, individualized education plans, and implementation methods for exploratory classes (PE, Art, Bible,…

Christmas Break

ECSP will be closed for Christmas break December 23 – January 3rd. Students will return on Monday, January 6th. Have a safe and blessed Christmas!

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…