School Staff

School Staff


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.

Jessica Steger

Mrs. Steger teaches 1st Grade. She has over a decade of teaching experience from 1st though 5th grades. Mrs. Steger holds her Bachelor’s of Education from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s of Education with a specialty in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.

Kristen Pittman

Mrs. Pittman teaches 2nd Grade, and began teaching at ECSP 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.

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.

Kelly Gach

Mrs. Gach teaches our Middle School students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Mathematics, from Missouri Western State University.
Preschool Teacher/School Music Teacher

Carla Vann

Carla joined our team in 2015 and currently teaches K4. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Elementary Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
School P.E. Teacher

Bryan Johnson

Bryan began teaching P.E. at ECSP in 2016 for our school students in grades K-8th. He enjoys seeing everyone having fun and being active, and loves to incorporate teamwork into his lessons.
Librarian/Substitute Teacher

Laura Renshall