Kim Browning, Kindergarten Teacher
Kim Browning received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from DePauw University and has enjoyed teaching kindergarten since 1995. Before moving to Columbus, Ms. Browning taught at a Methodist school in Columbia, South Carolina and worked as a substitute teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Browning loves spending time with her three children and her beagle.
Brandy Burditt, Kindergarten Teacher
Brandy Burditt received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Troy State University in Phenix City. She taught Kindergarten at Georgetown Elementary prior to becoming a stay at home mom. Recently she has worked at St. Luke Preschool as a teacher for 2-3 year old children. She is happily married to her husband Jason and has a daughter Natalie who attends St. Luke School. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Melissa Charles, Kindergarten Teacher
Melissa Charles is a native of the Columbus/Phenix City area. She has a degree in Radiation Technology, and worked in the medical field for 10 years before returning to school to pursue a teaching degree. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Troy University. Prior to joining the St. Luke School staff, she taught for four years at St. Luke Preschool. She and her husband have two active sons, both of whom attend St. Luke School.
Jen Grantham, Kindergarten Teacher
Jen Grantham is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon where she received her degree in education. She went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Columbus State University. Mrs. Grantham taught in the public school system for several years. She believes that every student has the ability to learn and with help can overcome even the worst of situations. Mrs. Grantham was thrilled to join the St. Luke School staff in the fall of 2006, as a kindergarten teacher. “I love working in the family-like atmosphere where I can share the word of God and his blessings with my students.”
Sarah Clements, Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
(Photo and bio coming soon!)
Kelley Ellington, Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
Kelley Ellington earned her undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Georgia. She spent several years working for the Muscogee County School District, before obtaining her Masters in Education. She then went on to teach both second and third grades at River Road Elementary School. Mrs. Ellington is a member of St. Luke Church, where she serves on the Children’s Council and has enjoyed teaching children’s Sunday School classes since 2006. She has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels since 2005. During her free time, Mrs. Ellington enjoys spending time at the beach and in the mountains with her family.
Charlene Pearson, Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
Charlene Pearson is a native of Newnan, Georgia. She attended LaGrange College and moved to Columbus to start a career in banking. After spending many years in the banking industry, she decided to make a career change and move into education. Mrs. Pearson lends tremendous support to St. Luke School through her work in the classroom and support of the athletic program. She enjoys running, cooking and being involved with her own children and their athletic endeavors.
Holly Walker, Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
Holly Walker is one of the newer additions to the St. Luke family. She is a native of Columbus, GA, and is pleased to be raising her family in this beautiful river town. She attended Columbus State University and had a 16-year career with Columbus Bank and Trust Company. Her two boys Chipper and Ward have been at St. Luke since they were born. She joined the staff of St. Luke in 2012 as a Preschool teacher, and now works full-time at the school. Mrs. Walker, her husband Gusty, and their two boys are active members of Wynnton United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her boys play baseball, photography, reading, family trips to the beach and Auburn football.