Our Staff

Qualifications and Training

Quality and continuity of staff are important parts of the St. Luke's Day School early childhood program. Lead and support teachers receive ongoing continuing education in the form of training seminars, staff development meetings, and memberships in early childhood professional associations.  Additionally, all are certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR.

Lead teachers meet the following qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood education
  • Hold, or be currently pursuing, a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education or a related field and/or Child Development Associate Certification
  • Ability to enjoy and appreciate children

Teacher/Child Ratios

Low ratios provide a high degree of individual attention. 

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Full-Time Infants 1:3 
Full-Time Toddlers 1:5
Kangaroos (6-11 mos) 1:4
Bears & Ponies (12-23 mos) 1:5

Twos Program

1:6
Threes Program 1:8
Pre-Kindergarten 1:9
Kindergarten

1:10 

Leadership

Debbie Weymouth, St. Luke's Day School Director, is an early childhood specialist whose love for children has kept her active in this field for over twenty-five years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with kindergarten, elementary reading, and early childhood educationally handicapped endorsements. Her career began in the classroom where she taught kindergarten for ten years. Mrs. Weymouth has served as an independent early childhood education consultant, Director of Bethany Methodist Weekday School, program validator for NAEYC, and workshop presenter and planner for the Houston Association for the Education of Young Children and the Early Childhood Methodist Conference. Mrs. Weymouth was honored as Administrator of the Year 2003 by HAAEYC and the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. Mrs. Weymouth has shared her experience and wisdom with St. Luke's children, teachers and families since 1998.

Pam Jones, joined the Day School Administrative Team in June 2006.  A familiar face, she has worked at the Day School since 1992.  Pam holds a Bachelors in Business Education as well as a Child Development Associate certificate.  She is a graduate of the School Literacy and Culture Project at Rice University, a year long literacy training for teachers of young children, and has also presented workshops for early childhood educators.  She started her career at St. Luke's teaching Twos and later Threes where, in addition to teaching a five day class, she was an age-level team leader.  Pam also taught 3-day PreK and was our PreK and Kindergarten science teacher.  Scientist Jones opened many young eyes to the scientific method of questioning and the excitement of scientific discovery.  Ms. Jones is a dynamic and enthusiastic member of the Day School staff.  She brings years of experience and knowledge to her position of Program Coordinator for the Threes, PreK, and Kindergarten.

Anna Williamson, a native Houstonian and former St. Luke’s Day School student, returned to the Lone Star state in 2013 after ten years living in Washington, DC.  In DC, Ms. Williamson worked in education and education reform, most recently as an Associate Director at the CityBridge Foundation.  Prior to moving to Houston Ms. Williamson completed her M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education and Human Development, with a concentration on assessing and teaching children ages birth through five.  She has experience working directly with both typically developing infants and young children, as well as infants and young children with delays or special needs, their parents, teachers, and therapists.  Before joining St. Luke’s Day School’s administrative team in the summer of 2014, she taught Pre-Kindergarten at the school.  Ms. Williamson serves as both the Infant/Toddler Program Coordinator and the Assessment Coordinator for all Day School students.

All program administrators are members of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC), the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

 

 
 
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