Director - Beverly Folts
Ms. Beverly spent her younger years working in accounting, and then moved into family law as a legal assistant. She has been the Christian Education Coordinator at Saint Paul Presbyterian Church since 2004, working with infants through young adults. Most recently in 2018 the Session of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church asked her to join Saint Paul Early Childhood Ministries as the Preschool Director. She holds her Directors License, and feels that she has found her true calling working with children. We are so thankful to have her here at Saint Paul ECM.
Assistant Director & Education Coordinator - Karlie Barone
Ms. Karlie has been working in childcare with all ages for 11 years, and has taught Sunday School at church for many years. Karlie is CDA Certified and holds a director's license. She is currently in school at Western Governors University for Business Management. Although she doesn't have any children of her own, she claims the kids of the school as her babies. The things Ms. Karlie loves most about working with children are watching them grow, learn, and being the light of Jesus in their lives. Her hobbies include playing piano, crafting, reading, and spending time with family. Ms. Karlie is a shining light at Saint Paul ECM.
Staff Supervisor - Elaine Clinard
Ms. Elaine has been in the Early Childhood profession for over 25 years, attended Bradford School of Business and is CDA Certified. She has worked as an in-home nanny, preschool teacher (all ages) and childcare coordinator. She is married and has two grown boys, enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music. Singing with the children, being silly, watching the children grow and learn as they interact with each other and their teachers are her favorite things about the preschool setting. Ms. Elaine believes smiles and laughter from the little ones are the best things ever - a true blessing! She is a fantastic addition to Saint Paul ECM and brings joy to everyone around her.
Zebra Class Teacher - Ms. SaQoya
Ms. SaQoya has over four years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 18 years old. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Wellness and Recreation Management. She worked as an International Sports Coach in Beijing, China teaching the fundamentals of 10 sports in a fun team based environment. Her favorite part about working with children is helping them develop fine and gross motor skills. She enjoys playing and being active with children. In her free time she loves to watch sporting events and read.
Zebra Class Assistant Teacher - Ms. Raina
Ms. Raina has been working in childcare related fields for over 5 years. She has been employed with HISD and Fort Bend ISD as a substitute teacher for all grades, while also being a caregiver to those with mental and physical disabilities. She loves exploring, discovering new ideas and learning new techniques with the little ones. She enjoys watching them grow and learn to interact with others. Her favorite part about working with younger children is that she is able to comfort them when they are upset. She does not have any children of her own, but when the time comes she'll be fully prepared to take on the wonderful adventure of parenthood. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, music, and laughing with her family and friends.
Giraffe Class Teacher - Ms. Yessica
Ms. Yessica has over 3 years of experience working with children. She loves spending time playing with the children in the blocks center, and doing arts and crafts. Her favorite part of her job is being able to watch the children learn and grow. She has 3 wonderful children of her own, and enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor activities like camping and playing soccer.
Monkey Class Teacher - Ms. Maria
Ms. Maria has 12 years of experience working with children ranging from 18 months to 4 years old. She has her CDA, and has worked as both a paraprofessional and a classroom teacher. She is bilingual, and integrates Spanish vocabulary and language building activities into her lessons. One of her favorite things to do is spend time talking with her family. She believes that children learn best through play, and strives to make her classroom environment fun and engaging for all of the children in her care.
Leopard Class (Pre-K) Teacher - Ms. Rachel
Ms. Rachel is our Pre-K Teacher. She received her bachelors degree in Education from Sam Houston State University, and is certified to teach Early Childhood through 6th Grade in Texas. She also has her English as a Second Language certification, and has spent the last 4 years working with ESL students in Alief ISD. She attended the Mother's Day Out program at Saint Paul Early Childhood Ministries when she was little, and taught Mini-Gym, the 3 year olds, and was the Pre-K assistant teacher here while she was working on her Associates Degree at Houston Community College before attending Sam Houston. During her time as an elementary school teacher in Alief ISD, Ms. Rachel developed a passion for helping young children grow and develop the skills needed to be successful in upper elementary school and beyond. She loves inspiring creativity in the children she works with. We are so glad to have her with us.
Teacher - Mr. Rob
Mr. Rob is a teacher with us at Saint Paul ECM, and is always ready to help in any capacity that is needed. Mr. Rob has 8 years of teaching experience, from infants to 12 years old. He attended the Art Institute of Houston and graduated with a degree in Applied Science of Culinary Arts. He is currently studying to receive his Bachelors in Elementary Education. His favorite part about working with kids is being able to help build their minds, and watching their personalities grow and flourish.
Saint Paul ECM Custodian - Ms. Margarita
Ms. Margarita has been working for Saint Paul ECM for 24 years. She loves her job and loves being able to watch the children grow. She has 5 children and 9 grandchildren of her own. Her youngest daughter attended Saint Paul ECM when she was a child. Ms. Margarita loves to take naps in her free time.