Leadership

Day School

  • Kristen Murphree

    Director of Saint Luke's Day School

  • Betsy Fetner

    Assistant Director of Saint Luke's Day School

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    I am a native of Birmingham. I graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and The University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!). I have spent the majority of my professional life in ministry with children. I am married to Matt and we have 1 daughter, Reese. Reese went to SLDS from 4 months through the 4 year old class and loved every minute of it! Our family was looking for a Christian environment with excellent teachers and the highest standards of education for our child, and we found it here! I was fortunate enough to join the SLDS family as the Assistant Director in August of 2012. I have enjoyed my time here with all of these precious children and I am looking forward to a new year full of learning and fun with all of my friends both old and new!

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  • Cedrica Wade

    6-12 Month Old Teacher

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    Hello, my name is Cedrica Wade and I'm 25 years old. I attend Brown Mackie College where my major is Healthcare Administration.  I have two years of experience working with children and I just love being around all children. I have worked with the ages of infants to10 years old.  I'm also a volunteer with Hand in Hand, which is an organization that helps children with all types of disabilities. I also love the Lord and very active in my church. Some of my hobbies are bowling, shopping and just hanging out with friends.

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  • Lissy Brown

    12-18 Month Old Teacher

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    My name is Lissy Brown. I grew up here in Mountain Brook, AL. I have my Bachelor’s degree in early child education and early child development. I am a huge auburn football fan, WAR EAGLE! I have a Doberman pincher named Doc. I love going to the beach and the mountains!  I also love kids, they have always been a passion of mine. I am excited about this year at St. Luke's and can't wait to get to know your kids!

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  • Allison Sullivan

    12-18 Month Old Teacher

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    My name is Allison and I live at home with my two babies, Wesley (21 months), and Graeme (8 months), husband David, and our four dogs, (Tallulah Belle, Duncan, Alice, and Stella) all rescues! I stay very busy taking care of my family, and loves every minute of it. In high school, I got a job at a preschool, and fell in love with caring and teaching for children. I started college at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide!) but missed my Birmingham family too much, and came back to study Early Childhood/Elementary Education at UAB. I believe that children are the most important people in our world, and it is so imperative to love and guide them! I have been in childcare my entire life and can’t imagine anything else.  In my spare time, when I have some, I love to bake, and spend time with friends. I am so excited to be here at St. Luke’s, and can’t wait to teach and care for your children!

     

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  • Mary Allison Taylor

    2 Year Old Teacher

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    My name is Mary Allison Taylor, but my family and friends nicked named me Memo when I was a toddler. I was born in 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama. I attended Briarwood Christian School through high school. After high school I attended Jeff State and Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always loved being around children and have enjoyed teaching at Highlands school as well as nannying for several families. After graduating I married my childhood friend Craig in May 2006. Our latest adventure was welcoming our precious little girl Millie into our world on May 23, 2011. I am so excited to join the St. Luke’s family and look forward to meeting these sweet children!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Meagan Welsh

    2 Year Old Teacher

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    I was born in Dallas, Texas in July of 89. I graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 2007 and then began my college career at Oklahoma State University with a degree in Child and Family Services. My husband, Parker, and I have been married 3 years. After graduating college we decided to move back to Birmingham to be near our families! We have a Boxer/beagle named Remi and our son Kaden is in the inchworms class. I love spending Sundays with my family attending church at Shades Mountain Baptist and then cheering on the Dallas Cowboys! I am so honored to work with your children and being apart of the St Luke's team!

     

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  • Rushton Wood-Thuston

    2 Year Old Teacher

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    My name is Rushton Wood-Thuston. I was born in Birmingham in 1990. I recently graduated from The University of Alabama in May 2013. I am currently going to Samford University to get my Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education. In my spare time I love spending time with my dog Beau.

     

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  • Marleisha Pumphrey

    2 Year Old Teacher

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    My name is Marleisha Pumphrey. I am 23 years old and am originally from Lafayette, Louisiana but have resided here in Birmingham for quite some time now. I graduated from Minor High School in 2008 and went off to college to The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. There I pursued a major in Elementary Education. Although I have not had the chance to complete my major and earn my degree my passion is children. From playing “school” as a young child I always knew that a profession that required caring for kids, as well as educating kids was a job for me. I am now a mother of a 15 week old baby boy, Dylan Christopher. My son is the love of my life and my everything. I have worked as a hostess at a restaurant for the last five years and I have finally decided to get back to my passion and gain some experience that will be beneficial in the future so I can provide the best life for my son.

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  • Ashley Teague

    3 Year Old Teacher

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    My name is Ashley Teague, and this is my second year teaching at Saint Luke’s Day School.  I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from John Carroll High School in 1993.  I am married to Dylan Teague, and have two children:  Will who is 9, and Ruth Ann who is 6.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  I am very excited about getting the school year started, and am looking forward to a great school year!

     

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  • Margie Alvis

    3 Year Old Teacher

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    My name is Margie Alvis and I was born in Birmingham where I have lived most of my life.  My degrees include a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University and I have thirty-two years experience in public education, teaching grades kindergarten through seventh grade.  I have a daughter named Raegan who taught here last year and now is a kindergarten teacher.  I also have a son named Jordan who is an air traffic controller in Johnson City, Tennessee.  It is very exciting for me to be at Saint Lukes this year and to have the privilege and blessing of teaching the precious three-year-olds in my class.

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  • Amanda Noble

    3 Year Old Teacher

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    Hi, I am Amanda Noble.  I was born and raised in Shelby, Al.  I am the oldest of four (three sisters).  I attended the University of Montevallo where I received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.  I married my husband Andy in 2010.  We currently live in Pelham with our three “fur babies” (Otis, Lilly, and Layla).  I have wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember and I love teaching.  I am excited for this year at Saint Luke’s.

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  • Peggy Owen

    Art Enrichment Teacher

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    My name is Peggy Owen.  I have two children, Savannah (18) and Sean (16).  I have a Fine Art degree from the University of Montevallo.  I began teaching at Saint Luke’s Day School in 2002.  It has been a pleasure to work with such a fine group of ladies.  The children remind me daily to keep things simple and to love unconditionally.

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