Michelle Pearson, SEED Director

Michelle was born in Lansing, Michigan, but has lived in Aiken for most of her life. She and her husband, Barry, have three married children and five grandchildren. To her, the best aspect of being the Director is watching the children laugh and learn while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them. She has been on the staff at St. John's since 1995.

Amber Koepke, SEED Assistant Director 

Amber was born and raised in South Carolina. She loves the warm weather it offers and the proximity to the beach, mountains, and Disney World of course! She and her husband Kodi have three children, Grace, Jackson, and Madeline and one furry child, Molly. Amber loves spending time with her family most of all. She cheers for the Gamecocks any chance she gets and treasures her friendships. After completing her Master's degree program in counselor education at USC she truly realized how much she loved to watch children develop during the course of their childhood. Fostering a love for Jesus in them here at St. John's, where her oldest daughter's journey began, is just a bonus!

 

Kindergarten

Nikki Ellis teaches our Blooms (5K) class along with Elaine Ray who is the classroom aid. To learn more about Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Ray and to visit their class page, please click here.

Tara Preston teaches our Blooms (5K) class along with Haley Freeman who is the classroom aid. To learn more about Mrs. Preston and Ms. Haley and to visit their class page, please click here.

Preschool

 

Buds (3K)

Mary Gail Staubs teaches a 2 day and a 3 day Buds (3K) class along with her classroom aid, Angela Vandegrift. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Mary Mrs. Angela and to view their class page.

 

Buds (3K)/Sprouts (4K)

Lindsey McCully teaches a 2 day Buds (3K) class and a 3 day Sprouts (4K) along with her classroom aid Ms. Brandi. Click here to learn more about Mrs. McCully and Ms. Brandi and to view their class page.

Sprouts (4K)

Melissa Patterson and her aid Dawna Higgins teach our 4 day Sprouts (4K) class. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Patterson and Ms. Dawna and to view their class page.

Sprouts (4K)

Mrs. Whittle and her aid Mrs. Macdonald teach our Sprouts 4K class. To learn more about Mrs. Whittle and Mrs.Macdonald and to view their class page, click here.

Whittle

 

Seedlings (PreK Prep)

Natalie Jones Jessica Brooks teach our 2 day and 3 day Seedlings (Preschool Prep) classes. Click here to learn more about Ms. Natalie and Ms. Jessica and to visit their class page.

Pods (2K)

Mrs. Kara Rogers and Mrs. Amy Flatten are our Pods (2K) teachers. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Kara and Mrs. Amy and their classroom.

Pods (Nursery)

Mrs. Rae Felix and Mrs. Mary Younts are our teachers in our PODS nursery. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Rae and Mrs. Mary and to visit their classroom page.

Pods (Toddlers)

Mrs. Dixie Hardee, Mrs. Kim Burke, and Mrs. Anna Lyons are our teachers in our PODS toddler room. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Dixie, Mrs. Kim, and Mrs. Anna and to visit their classroom page.

Music and Arts

Patsy Flowers, Music Teacher

Patsy is an Aiken native. She is married to Neil, a United Methodist Minister. They have one son and a daughter-in-law, a grandson born in 2008 and a granddaughter born in 2009. Patsy taught preschool here at St. John's until the end of the school year 2014-15. After retiring as a full-time teacher, she rejoined the staff as the music teacher. Patsy loves music and teaching the children to share that love brings her great joy.

Tracy Patchan, Art

Ms. Tracy teaches Art here at SEED. She works with the kids here to inspire creativity and fun within them!