Staff

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.
Teacher

Donna Hanson

Mrs. Hanson teaches 1st Grade at ECSP. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from York College of Pennsylvania and has over fifteen years of teaching experience.
Teacher

Merry Craft

Mrs. Craft teaches Upper Elementary at Effort Christian School and Preschool. With over two decades of teaching experience, Mrs. Craft holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Houston with specializations in Math and Reading.
Preschool Teacher

Marlo Chilson

Marlo teaches a K4 class at ECSP and has been a preschool teacher for many years. She loves to incorporate music, technology, and hands-on projects with her students.
Preschool Teacher

Connie Hanson

Connie teaches a K4 class, and has worked at Effort Christian School and Preschool for 7 years. She holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont Virginia Community College.  Connie loves Jesus and finds great joy in sharing the love of Jesus with the children at ECSP.
Preschool Teacher

Shelby Pace

Shelby teaches a 3-year-old class at ECSP. She has over 35 years experience working with children, and is just the right fit for our precious little ones. She loves to sing and do arts and crafts with her class.
Preschool Teacher

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.
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