Jenny Swift, Fourth Grade Teacher
Jenny McMillen received her Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University after attending Georgia Southern University. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Marketing. She plans to continue her master’s degree as she works with the students at St. Luke School. Mrs. McMillen is a native of Columbus and has a daughter. She is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she is actively involved with Vacation Bible School and Quadrille. She enjoys Pilates, jogging, golfing, reading and entertaining. She loves to be surrounded by children and is pleased to have the opportunity to teach them.
Liz Taber, Fourth Grade Teacher
Liz Taber earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Auburn University and her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University. She has been teaching since 2006, in both third and fourth grades, and has a passion for getting students to create, play, and dig deeper into what they are learning through projects and games. Most importantly, Mrs. Taber loves to develop a relationship with her students and families. Along with teaching, she devotes time outside of the classroom as a middle school softball coach. Mrs. Taber is from Columbus and attends St. Luke United Methodist Church where she is involved in the Step by Step Sunday School group. Mrs. Taber is married to Bo Taber and they have two children, Jack and Catherine, who both attend St. Luke School and love going to school each day. Mrs. Taber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, Crossfit, and coffee! More than anything, she feels blessed to be a part of the St. Luke community and to be able to share in this blessing with her family and friends.
Staci Ireland, Fourth Grade Teacher
Staci grew up in Tampa, FL where she played competitive soccer and spent tons of time at the beach! She left Florida for Georgia over 10 years ago, and Georgia’s been home ever since. She graduated from Columbus State with a degree in Early Education. She has experience teaching in 4th, 1st, and 2nd grade but most recently has been home taking care of our growing family! She is married to Clay and has two girls, Ellie Clay and Lulie, who are both be St. Luke Lions! Staci’s family enjoys DIY house projects, beach vacations, playing sports, serving as a foster care family, and volunteering as Young Life leaders.