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 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
           Science Labs.

  • 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 
           sunny Florida. 

  • 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.