Three Year Old Teachers

Carolyn Beeckler
Three Year Old Teacher

I am the mother of 3 daughters, all alumni of St. Luke’s Preschool. I started teaching here in 2001, and I have over 20 years’ experience working with children.  I have a BBA from James Madison University and a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from John Tyler.  I love working with children!

Jill Carroll
Three Year Old Assistant   Teacher

I am happy to be joining the wonderful staff at St. Luke's as an assistant teacher.  I have a BS in Early Childhood Education from Radford University.  I have taught preschool as well as first and second grade in Maryland Public Schools.  I enjoyed staying home with my children, who are now grown.  I'm proud to say my son is a St. Luke's graduate!  I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, especially my grand daughter, Hallie. 

Kristen Francis
Three Year Old Teacher

I first joined St. Luke's Preschool in 2009 as a parent. Two of our children attended the preschool program. They had the most caring and helpful teachers, and they were well prepared as they entered Kindergarten. I have subbed at the preschool for two years. I am happy to now be a full-time staff member of the St. Luke's preschool family. I look forward to helping your children grow throughout their preschool years.  

I attended VCU/MCV and received my BSN in 1989.  I worked as a pediatric nurse at MCV for nine years.  My husband and I  then moved to Delaware and then to Georgia where I worked in both a private practice and a hospital until the birth of my oldest daughter. We moved back to Richmond in 2003. I started working as a 4's assistant teacher in 2007 when my youngest daughter was in the 4's program.  My daughter, Katie, started attending St. Luke's in the 2 1/2 year old program and she just loved it.  I truly love working with children and have so enjoyed all the children, families, and the staff that I have come to know at St. Luke's!

Kathy Tuten
Three Year Old Assistant Teacher
Christy Parrish
Three Year Old Teacher

Hello!  My name is Christy Parrish and I am delighted to be working in the 3's program.  As a returning St. Luke's teacher, I know what a special place this is!  I have been working with preschoolers for over 10 years, 4 of which I was a lead teacher at St. Luke's.  I have three of my own children as well.