St. Luke Early Childhood Center
Our faith filled, professional staff and administration bring years of dedication and experience in the field of early childhood education to our rich curriculum. Our curriculum meets all of the standards and benchmarks required by the State of Florida and the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
- Kathie Mitchell - Director
I am thrilled to be in my 21st year here at St.
Luke ECC. Both of my children attended
preschool here and I feel blessed each day to
work with your children- your little miracles! I
have my BS and my CDAE.
- Diane Robertson - Pre-K/VPK Teacher
This is my 25th year here at St. Luke ECC
and truly enjoy teaching Pre-K. I have a
degree in Early Childhood Development and
Education and love the inquisitive mind of the
- Rickey Damone - Three's Teacher
I began here at St. Luke's 17 years ago,
when I enrolled one of my daughters. I have
my AS in Early Childhood and love being a
part of each child's education journey.
- Claudia Useche- Three's Teacher Claudia started at St. Luke's 4 years ago. Her children attended St. Luke's and she is very happy to be working with our 3 year olds.
- Christine Potak - Two's Teacher
This is my 15th year teaching here at
St. Luke's. I have been teaching pre-school
since 1995 and have my Bachelor's degree
in Education. We enjoy providing a very
nurturing and positive environment in our
- Ray Pickens - Pre-K/VPK Teacher
This is my 10th year teaching at St. Luke's.
I have my CDAE and I love teaching. In
addition to my Pre-K classroom, I also enjoy
sharing my love for science in our monthly
- Marybeth Miller - KMO Program Marybeth is starting her 3rd year here at St. Luke's. She enjoyed working in the after-care program and is now beginning her 2nd year with our littlest children.
- Stephanie Murphy- Admin. Assistant
I have worked at St. Luke ECC for 14 years
and all four of my children attended pre-
school here. I enjoy working with such a
wonderful staff and friends. It is very
rewarding to be a part of such a wonderful
early childhood center.
- Susan Slattery- Pre-K/VPK Teacher
I am enjoying my 18th year here at St.
Luke's. I have my CDA and love working
with children each day. I am originally
from North Dakota... a long way from
- Susan Darowiche - Three's Assistant Susan began working at St. Luke's last year. She worked in Catholic Schools in Pompano Beach for 15 years. She is excited to be working with our 3's class.
- Heather Crouch - Three's Assistant
Heather is joining our St. Luke's staff this
year. She has worked in Early
Childhood for six years.
- Stacey Bruggeman- Two's Assistant
Stacey is starting her 4th year here at St. Luke's. She enjoyed being a sub in the classrooms and working in KMO. She is now enjoying the 2's class.
- Judy Insalaco- Pre-K/VPK Assistant Teacher
This is my 14th year teaching at St.
Luke's. I have a BA and my CDAE and
enjoy teaching. I was born in Mass.,
but moved to Florida as a teenager.
- Kerry Scarlata - KMO Program
Kerry is beginning her 2nd year and enjoys
working with our children making them feel
right at home in our KMO program.