Sunny Sandefur, Fourth Grade Teacher
Sunny is from Macon, Georgia, and attended Columbus State University. She graduated in December 2021, with a degree in history and education. After graduating, Sunny took a position at Veterans Memorial Middle School where she taught English for half a year. She joined the St. Luke School family in 2022. In her free time, Sunny enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends. She also enjoys running, visiting the beach, and spending time with her cats and dog.
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.
Abby Shook, Fourth Grade Teacher
Abby was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia, but recently moved to Columbus. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She then moved on and taught third and fourth grade for five years at an elementary school in Milton, Georgia. She earned her Master’s degree in Reading Education from Kennesaw State University. She loves spending time with friends and family, shopping, playing with her cats, exercising, and reading!