St Luke's School Faculty and Staff


  • Father robert

    The Rev Robert M. Odom, Rector at St Luke's Episcopal Church, leads our weekly Chapel services on Wednesdays, sharing God's love through the timeless stories from the Bible.

  • Vic Gandolph, Director

    Mr Gandolph comes with 30 years of educational experience; the last 13 years as a school Principal.  He received his BSE in Education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and his MSE in Educational Leadership from Henderson State University.  He and his wife, Marianne, also an educator, live in Hot Springs.  They have two grown sons, Donnie and Dallas, and two grandsons, Dylan and Isaac.


    To contact Mr. Gandolph, please call 501-623-1653 x25 or email vgandolph@stlukeshs.org

  • Loren Manning, 18.5 mo - 2.5 year old toddle program

    Designed for students who are at least 18 months of age or older, their daily activities are planned according to the Arkansas State Guidelines for Pre-Kindergarten Educational Standards.  We use the Adventures in Learning Curriculum and other teacher-created materials.


    To contact Ms. Manning, please call 501-623-1653 or email lmanning@stlukeshs.org

  • Patricia montgomery, 2.5-3 YEAR OLDS

    Designed for students who are at least 2.5 years old or older, their daily activities are planned according to the Arkansas State Guidelines for Pre-Kindergarten Educational Standards. We use the Adventures in Learning Curriculum and other teacher-created materials.


    To contact Ms. Montgomery, please call 501-623-1653 or email pmontgomery@stlukeshs.org

  • TANYA MONTGOMERY, 3 YEAR OLD CLASS

    The Pre-Kindergarten programs concentrate on the development skills of early childhood and allow each child the opportunity to acquire important readiness skills at their own rate. The curriculum focuses on the development of perceptual skills, auditory and verbal communication skills, as well as pre-reading and pre-math skills.


    Pre-K Early Literacy Learning in Arkansas (Pre-K ELLA) is the foundation of our Pre-K curriculum. The Pre-K ELLA implements developmentally appropriate experiences that promote emergent literacy skills for children prior to their entry into Kindergarten. Pre-K ELLA is based on the Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framework.


    The curriculum is supplemented by teacher-made activities and projects that enhance the planned curriculum and offer enrichment and/or remediation as needed. A calendar and a basic outline of skills to be covered will be sent home monthly.


    To contact Mrs. Montgomery, please call 501-623-1653 or email mmontgomery@stlukeshs.org

  • Karen Etter, Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old)

    The Pre-Kindergarten programs concentrate on the development skills of early childhood and allow each child the opportunity to acquire important readiness skills at their own rate.  The curriculum focuses on the development of perceptual skills, auditory and verbal communication skills, as well as pre-reading and pre-math skills.  


    Pre-K Early Literacy Learning in Arkansas (Pre-K ELLA) is the foundation of our Pre-K curriculum.  The Pre-K ELLA implements developmentally appropriate experiences that promote emergent literacy skills for children prior to their entry into Kindergarten.  Pre-K ELLA is based on the Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framework.


    The curriculum is supplemented by teacher-made activities and projects that enhance the planned curriculum and offer enrichment and/or remediation as needed.  A calendar and a basic outline of skills to be covered will be sent home monthly.


    To contact Ms. Etter, please call 501-623-1653 or email ketter@stlukeshs.org

  • Katie Glover, Kindergarten

    bachelor of science in early childhood education

    Ms. Glover graduated from UCA with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Before joining us she taught at Monitor Elementary School in Springdale, AR.


    St Luke's has developed a child-centered learning program that strives to meet the basic needs of each child.  A specific scope and sequence of learning leads the student from one level to the next.  A literature-based reading and language program allows the children to learn basic skills while they discover the joy of reading, the power of writing, and the roles that listening and speaking play in their lives.  This language program links together the disciplines of spelling, phonics, grammar, creative writing, poetry, and reading to form an integrated experience of effective learning.  Basic number concepts are developed through a sequentially planned math program that concentrates on a "hands on" approach as the students manipulate objects to understand the number concepts.  A combination of learning experiences is used to help students achieve to the best of their abilities.


    Science and social studies are approached informally through units of study, sharing books, class discussions and current events.  A weekly outline of what will be covered during that period will be sent home with the children.  Students from St Luke's Episcopal School Kindergarten rank in the 70th - 93rd percentile on the Stanford 10 National Achievement Tests.


    To contact Ms. Glover, please call 501-623-1653 or email kglover@stlukeshs.org

  • Marian Maffit, computer lab & pe director

    Educated in Southern California, Mrs Maffit hold a BA in Community Services, from California State University at Chico, Child Development Program Certification from Los Angeles Valley College, Teaching Credentials from California State University at Northridge and National Ark College Computer Science Program.  Mrs Maffit also has Arkansas Teaching Certification for K  - 6th grade.


    Mrs Maffit also promotes ways that students and parents can help raise funds for the school through various programs including: Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, and Ink Cartridge recycling.

  • Sheryl jones, art

    A graduate of the university or Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ms Jones received a BFA degree with an emphasis in ceramics studio art.  She also works as a freelance artist and renders portraits of people, animals, and landscapes.  She lives in Hot Springs with her husband, David Hurtado, and daughter Maya.

  • elizabeth roberts, spanish


  • Lisa Carson, extended care

    Born and raised in Hot Springs, Mrs Carson is the proud daughter of a 20 year veteran firefighter.  She and her husband Stephen have two sons, Brandon and Nicholas, and a daughter Alexis.  In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family.

  • april ford, Cafeteria & food services director


    charlene rogers, food services


  • crystal steward, teacher's aide


  • Maxine dickerson, teacher's aide


  • Kathy Randel, St Luke's Parish administrator


  • Dee Vinson, Financial Administrator and Registrar

    Mrs Vinson is the person to contact with any questions related to your financial statements.  She can be reached at: 501-623-1653 x 14 or dvinson@stlukeshs.org