Teachers & Administrators
Director - Beverly Folts
Ms. Beverly brings over 5 years of experience to her role as Director at Saint Paul ECM. She holds her Directors License and is currently completing her CDA, demonstrating her passion for continuing education and growth in the field. Ms. Beverly was the Christian Education Coordinator at Saint Paul Presbyterian Church from 2004-2018 and has worked with infants through young adults. Prior to her career in education, Ms. Beverly worked in accounting and in family law as a paralegal. However, she found her true calling working with children and is committed to providing a nurturing and enriching learning environment for all the children at Saint Paul ECM. When she's not at work, Ms. Beverly loves spending time with her wonderful husband, three grown boys, and her precious granddaughter.
Admissions and Staff Administrator - Elaine Clinard
Ms. Elaine has over 30 years of experience in Early Childhood education. She attended Bradford School of Business and is CDA certified, showcasing her dedication to professional development. Ms. Elaine has worked as an in-home nanny, preschool teacher (all ages), and childcare coordinator. She has been with ECM for 4 years and is a valued member of the team. Ms. Elaine is married with two grown boys and loves spending time with her family and listening to music. Her favorite things about the preschool setting are singing with the children, being silly, and watching the children grow and learn as they interact with each other and their teachers. Ms. Elaine believes that the smiles and laughter from the little ones are the best things ever - a true blessing! Her joyful personality is contagious, making her a fantastic addition to Saint Paul ECM.
Zebras Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Tammy
With over 20 years of childcare experience, primarily working with children under 2 years old, Ms. Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. By completing her Infant Toddler CDA courses and working towards her certification, Ms. Tammy demonstrates a strong dedication to continuous professional growth and development. Ms. Tammy is passionate about helping children grow, learn, and develop their own unique personalities. She also enjoys working closely with parents to ensure that each child's needs are met. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Tammy is an aunt to three wonderful children and enjoys creating and selling her polymer clay art, gaming, and figure skating. Her creativity and love for children make her an excellent addition to our school community.
Zebras Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Susanna
Ms. Susanna is a highly experienced educator who has worked with children ranging from infants to school-age for over 10 years. With a deep passion for observing children as they learn and grow, Ms. Susanna finds great joy in witnessing those "lightbulb" moments when they grasp a new concept. She is particularly drawn to the whimsical nature of young children and relishes the opportunity to see the world through their eyes, where everything is wondrous and magical. In her free time, Ms. Susanna enjoys a range of hobbies including dancing, music, gardening, writing, reading, and studying American Sign Language. We are so fortunate to have Ms. Susanna as a member of our team!
Giraffes Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Wendy
Ms. Wendy brings a wealth of expertise to our team with over 7 years of experience in nurturing young minds. Her passion for fostering children's growth and witnessing their remarkable achievements is a testament to her commitment as an educator. Ms. Wendy enjoys providing her students with an environment that encourages exploration and empowers students to take risks and learn new skills. In her free time, she cherishes spending quality time with her loved ones.
Giraffes Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Ruby
With more than 6 years of experience working with young children, Ms. Ruby brings an abundance of wisdom and expertise to our school. Her greatest satisfaction comes from providing a safe and nurturing space for children to learn and grow. She is particularly fond of reading with her students during story time, and sharing her passion for literacy with them. When not at school, Ms. Ruby enjoys spending quality time with her family and indulging in a good book. We are delighted to have Ms. Ruby as part of our team.
Toucans Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Yessica
Ms. Yessica has over 6 years of experience working with young children. Currently undertaking her CDA courses, she is committed to furthering her knowledge and skills to benefit our students. She enjoys engaging with the children through arts and crafts activities, helping them achieve their developmental milestones and witnessing their growth. Ms. Yessica is a mother of three and loves spending quality time with her family while enjoying outdoor activities such as camping and soccer. She is a constant source of positive energy and maintains a consistently upbeat attitude, bringing smiles to everyone around her. We're so glad to have her with us brightening our days!
Toucans Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Angie
Ms. Angie has over 5 years of experience working with children in a childcare setting. She enjoys working with the younger children, and watching them grow and meet their milestones. Her favorite thing about teaching is providing the children in her care with opportunities to express their creativity. Ms. Angie has completed her Infant Toddler CDA courses and is working on getting her certification. She has 4 wonderful children of her own, and enjoys spending quality time with her family. Ms. Angie's attention to schedules and routines shines through in her students' confidence, making her a valuable member of our team.
Pandas Class Co-Teacher & Curriculum Specialist -
Ms. Karlie has been working in childcare with all ages for 12 years, and has taught Sunday School at church for many years. Karlie is CDA Certified and holds a director's license. 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.
Pandas Class Co-Teacher - Ms. Selicia
Ms. Selicia has over 25 years of experience working with preschoolers. She started as a babysitter in high school, attended Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon to study Early Childhood Education, and then worked in the Early Childhood program at Albina Head Start for many years. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing them get excited when they master a new skill, and sharing that joy with their parents as well. In her free time, Ms. Selicia enjoys traveling, coloring, reading, and attending sporting events. She also loves spending time with her two children.
Leap Frogs Class (Pre-K) Teacher & Technology Specialist - Ms. Rachel
Ms. Rachel is our Pre-K Teacher and Technology Specialist, and has over 10 years of experience in the classroom. She attended our Mother's Day Out program as a child, and worked for ECM teaching Mini-Gym, the 3 year olds, and as the Pre-K assistant teacher for 2 years while working on her Associates Degree at Houston Community College. She left ECM to attend Sam Houston State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Education, and earned her certification to teach Early Childhood through 6th Grade in Texas. She also has her English as a Second Language certification, and spent 5 years working with ESL students in Alief ISD before returning to us here at ECM. During her time in Alief ISD, Ms. Rachel developed a passion for helping young children grow and develop the foundational 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.
Music Teacher & Substitute - Mr. Robbie
Mr. Robbie is a teacher with us at Saint Paul ECM, and is always ready to help in any capacity that is needed. Mr. Robbie has 9 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 certification in Cyber Security and Network Administration. His favorite part about working with kids is being able to help build their minds, and watching their personalities grow and flourish.
STEM Teacher & Substitute - Mr. Billy
Mr. Billy joined our school in 2021, bringing with him his love for all things STEM. He is not only the Clerk of Session for Saint Paul Presbyterian Church but also a member of our school's board of directors. With a Bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of Houston and 12 years of experience at Western Geophysical, Mr. Billy is a highly skilled and knowledgeable role model. In addition to his professional background, he has been teaching Sunday School for several years and is an active member of the Christian Education committee. As a life-long scout and the BSA Scoutmaster for Troop #549 for over 40 years, he has a passion for working with children and helping them have fun while learning. We are grateful to have Mr. Billy on our team and look forward to the positive impact he will continue to have on our school and students.