St. Luke Early Childhood Center
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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 24th 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! 

Diane Robertson - Pre-K/VPK Teacher
          This is ​my 27th 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 18 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           
  • Both of Miss Claudia's children attended St. Luke ECC.  This is Claudia's 7th year teaching. She has a BS and FCCPC Teaching Certification.  She is very happy to be working with our 3 day Threes  and teaching Spanish in our VPK extended day class.

Marybeth Miller - Two's Teacher 
  • Marybeth has been with us for 4 1/2 years and is currently working on her AS in Early Childhood and enjoys working with our littlest angels. 

VPK-Pre-K 9-2 Teacher
           This is my 13th 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
           Science Labs.

Kerry Scarlata - ABC Morning 
  • Kerry is beginning her 3rd year and enjoys working with the children making them feel right at home in our ABC Club in the morning.

Christine Potak-Currently on maternity leave
Stephanie Murphy- Admin. Assistant
          I have worked at St. Luke ECC for 16 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 20th 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 
           sunny Florida. 

Susan Darowiche - Three's Assistant 
  • Susan began working at St. Luke's in 2016. 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
           This is Heather's 3rd year at St. Luke
           Early Childhood Center.  She has her                      teaching certification and has worked in                  Early Childhood for over seven years. 

Wendy Woods-  Two's Assistant
           Wendy is excited to be sharing her faith,
           creativity, and love with our Two's this year              and is part of our awesome two's team.

Judy Insalaco- Pre-K/VPK Assistant
  • This is my 16th 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.

Andrea Lodge- ABC After Care       
  • Andrea has worked in Catholic Schools for over 18 years and is a parishioner here at St. Luke the Evangelist.  Andrea enjoys ​nurturing all of our different age groups in our after care program.