Jill Erford, Blooms (5K) Teacher

Jill has taught kindergarten at St. John's since 2013. She moved to Aiken in 2012 from Findley, Ohio. She and her husband, Matt, have 3 sons, Kyle, Carter, and Tyler. Jill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Reading Education from Ohio University. Jill loves watching students learn new things and seeing them apply the knowledge. She also loves to see them master a task or skill for the first time. When not at school, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her family.


Elaine Ray, Blooms (5K) Aide

Elaine was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Aiken in 1990. She is a mom to three children, Daniel, Jessica, and Michael. Elaine started working at St. John's in 1999 and has enjoyed seeing so many children grow.

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