School Staff

School Staff

Teacher

Darlene Parks

Ms. Parks teaches Kindergarten.  She joined Effort Christian School and Preschool in 2010 and has 19 years of classroom teaching experience.  Part of her experience includes teaching sixth grade.  Ms. Parks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from a Christian college.  She is proud to have touched the lives of many students throughout her teaching career.
Teacher

Jessica Steger

Mrs. Steger teaches 1st Grade. She has over 12 years of teaching experience, including also teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. 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.
Teacher

Kristen Pittman

Mrs. Pittman teaches 2nd Grade, and began teaching at Effort Christian School and Preschool in 2014. She holds a Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University and has over nine years of teaching experience. Teaching is truly a calling for her and she feels blessed to be part of the Effort staff.
Teacher

Merry Craft

Mrs. Craft teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  Her 23 years of teaching experience includes teaching Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.  Mrs. Craft holds her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Houston with specializations in Math and Reading.
Teacher

Kelly Gach

Kelly teaches our Middle School students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Her 3 years of teaching experience includes First, Third and Fifth Grades. Mrs. Gach holds her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Mathematics from Missouri Western State University.
Gym Teacher

Brian Johnson

Librarian/Substitute Teacher

Laura Renshall