Parents Morning Out
Kim Drake became the lead teacher in the PMO classroom in 2017 after being the assistant for two years prior. Kim grew up in Eastern North Carolina and studied elementary and special education at ECU. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Kim worked at Vidant for 14 years but left to be a stay at home mom to her six children who have attended St. Paul’s Preschool since 2005. Kim and her husband, Daniel, love spending time with their family and friends at the beach.
Tracy Hodgin is a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.S. in Biology and the Presbyterian Hospital School of MedicalTechnology. After working in hospital laboratories, she made the decision to join St. Paul’s Preschool, and has been in the PMO classroom since 2012. She and her husband, Joey, have a daughter, Kaitlyn.
Two Year Olds
Pam Brock joined the St. Paul’s family in 2017 as an assistant teacher in the two year old classroom, but is took over as the lead teacher in 2018. Pam has her BS from ECU in early childhood education and taught second grade for 30 years. In retirement, Pam help with her grandchildren full-time who are now in elementary school. Pam married her childhood sweetheart, Clip Brock, and together they have two children and four grandchildren. St. Paul’s is very excited to have Pam as the lead teacher in the two year old class!
After being a substitute teacher at St Paul’s while her children attended, Lauren is excited to take on the role as Assistant Teacher in the 2 yr old class. Lauren grew up in Northern Virginia, where she worked in several Preschool settings while studying Special Education. She eventually found herself in ENC with a B.S. degree in Business/Healthcare Management, but never lost her love for working with children. She currently lives in Greenville with her husband, 2 young children and 3 dogs. Lauren and her family love doing anything outdoors, especially spending time at the beach and in the mountains.
Three Year Olds
Katie O’Boyle is very excited to be our new 3 year old lead teacher! She comes to St. Paul’s Preschool after 30 years of teaching first grade and ESL in Montgomery County, MD. She and her husband, Brian, have two daughters that live in NC. Together they have six grandchildren, and are so excited to spend time more time with them now that they live closer! Katie loves animals and just got a new puppy named Chester.
Cheryl Sudzina has 16 years of experience being a teaching assistant for a range of ages including preschool through 8th grade. She and her husband, Dave, moved to Greenville in 1998 with their two children. Cheryl and Dave are active members at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Cheryl began teaching at St. Paul’s in the fall of 2000 and began assisting Libby in 2003. In 2006, it looked like Cheryl’s family would relocate to a different state, so she said goodbye to St. Paul’s. The relocation never transpired, and in 2014 Cheryl returned to St. Paul’s once again.
Four Year Olds
Kimberly Carson is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. After spending two years as a case manager with “at risk youth” Kimberly coordinated continuing education programs for medical professionals. She took a short break to stay at home with her daughter, Reagan, before returning to work. She found a home at St. Paul’s Preschool and has been working in the classroom for since 2010. On weekends, Kimberly enjoys riding horses, participating in equestrian events and doing arts and crafts.
Libby Jethro joined the four year old class in 2017 as teacher assistant after serving as the lead teacher in the three year old class since 2001. She is excited to be working with Kimberly Carson in a new role and a new classroom . She has a B.S. degree in Education (k-4) from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to teaching at St. Paul’s, Libby taught preschool in Winston-Salem and Rocky Mount and public school kindergarten in Wake County. Libby and her husband, Gordon, have three sons. Besides teaching, Libby enjoys volunteering with her church and Pitt County Schools, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family at the beach.
Gretchen Hvastkovs grew up in California and attended college in Wyoming. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming in Family and Consumer Sciences. After college, her family relocated to Connecticut before settling in Greenville. Gretchen and her husband are very active with their three children. Prior to taking the director position, Gretchen was the lead teacher in the two year old room. She is looking forward to making a positive change here with the St. Paul’s Preschool family.
Sara Ellingwood was a substitute teacher at St. Paul’s while her two girls attended. She grew up in Massachusetts before relocating to Greenville in 2015 with her husband, two girls and two puppies. Prior to being a stay at home mom she was an office manager for a manufacturing company. Sara enjoys woodworking and spending time with her family when she’s not at preschool.