Emily Brannan, First Grade Teacher
As a product of great educational experiences in both public and private schools, Mrs. Brannan always knew that she wanted to teach. She graduated from Samford University in 2007. She joined the St. Luke School team right after graduation. In 2008, she married her high school friend and college sweetheart, Joseph. While continuing to teach in the classroom, she went back to school and obtained her Masters of Education degree from Columbus State. When not at school, Mrs. Brannan can be found spending time with family, attending Auburn football games, and playing with her two daschunds.
Kim Cunningham, First Grade Teacher
Kim Cunningham has been a classroom teacher for 23 years. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and received her teaching degree from Columbus State University. Kim also received her Masters degree in Education from Troy State University. She joined the St. Luke School staff in 2013. She enjoys reading, shopping, going to the beach and attending Georgia football games.
Jennifer Ragan, First Grade Teacher
(Photo and bio coming soon!)
Kristal Renner, First Grade Teacher
Kristal Renner earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in Human Development and Family Studies. She went on to receive her Master’s in Elementry Education from Troy State University. Kristal has over 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Renner enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family. She is a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where she is active in her Sunday School class, the Administrative Board and the Children’s Council.
Karen Brown, First Grade Teacher’s Assistant
Karen Brown received a BBA in Management from Columbus State University. Prior to joining St. Luke School, Mrs. Brown spent several years as a substitute teacher in the Muscogee County School System. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and reading.
Kim Carroll, First Grade Teacher’s Assistant
Kim Carroll attended Columbus State University where she studied Political Science. She began her career as a paralegal. After starting a family, she began working in the education field. Mrs. Carroll was a preschool teacher at Wynnton for ten years before moving to St. Luke School where she has been a first grade teacher’s assistant since 2006. In her free time, Mrs. Carroll enjoys reading and traveling.
Faith Dow, First Grade Teacher’s Assistant
Faith Dow is currently working towards completing her degree in Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University. She has been working with children through various pre-school programs for the past 8 years. Faith and her husband have 3 wonderful children who all attend St. Luke School. She is a active member at First Presbyterian Church. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and reading.
Lisa Garrett, First Grade Teacher’s Assistant
Lisa Garrett received a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia and spent several years working with AFLAC, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Wynnton UMC before having the opportunity to join the St. Luke School team in 2007. In addition to her classroom duties, Mrs. Garrett handles all of the laminating for the school and is on the Hospitality Committee. In her spare time, Mrs. Garrett enjoys reading, spending time with her family, listening to classic rock music, and sometimes even exercising!