Meet our Teaching Family

We are thrilled to have such a caring, dedicated, hard working, loving, nurturing, and experienced preschool teaching family!

K1 Class Teacher- Mrs. Ashley Shockley:  Mrs. Ashley has over 5 years experience in preschool as a teacher and an assistant director.  Mrs. Ashley has Early Childhood Development Credentials from Greenville Technical College as well as a certificate in Business Administration.  Mrs. Ashley and her husband have 2 preschool children.  Mrs. Ashley is excited to be in a new teaching role for the 2016-2017 school year at St. Matthias.

K1 Teacher's assistant: Mrs.Christina Sutherland is in her first year at St.Matthias.She attended Greenville Technical College for 2 years and received her associates degree in Administrative Office Technology.She has worked with children ever since college at church,and she substitute taught here at St. Matthias last year.She is married to her husband PJ  of 5 years.They have 4 beautiful children together. She is looking forward to her experience here at St.Matthias Preschool!

K2 Teacher- Mrs.Kim Wallen:  Mrs. Kim is in her 5th year at St. Matthias.  She has taught at Siloam Christian and at First United Methodist Child Enrichment Program as the K-1 lead teacher.  This is her 15th year teaching preschool.  She is professionally trained in Zoo-Phonics, CPR, first aid, and has a true love for preschoolers.  Mrs. Kim is married, and has two grandchildren.

K2 Teacher-  Mrs. Theresa Neuburger is in her 5th year teaching at St. Matthias.  She has much experience in teaching preschool and in therapeutic activities for special needs children.  Mrs. Theresa has taught preschool for the past 8 years.  Prior to teaching preschool, she worked as a part of the therapeutic staff at Barber National Institute in Erie, PA conducting in home therapy for autistic children and their families.  Mrs. Theresa lives in Powdersville with her husband and three children.  Mrs. Theresa is professionally trained in Zoo-phonics, CPR, and first aid.


 and Math and Science Exploratorium Learning Pod Specialist for K3 -  Mrs.  Tabitha: 
 She is married to Russ and has 1 son named Jacob.  Mrs.Tabitha is in her 3rd year at St.Matthias.She has 13 years of childcare experience.She has several credits toward early childhood education.She has a  true love for children.She loves God, her family& animals.She has had Zoo phonics,CPR & first aid training.           

K3 and Zoo-phonics Learning Pod Specialist for K3-  Ms. Stephanie is so excited to be a K3 teacher at St. Matthias for the 2016-2017 school year.  Ms. Stephanie has much experience working with children.  She has worked as a dance instructor, academic assistant for students with learning disabilities, as a social worker in an elementary school leading children's groups and classroom workshops, and as a Intern liaison between parents and staff at the Meyer Center for Special Children here in Greenville, SC.  Ms. Stephanie holds a master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.  She has 3 children.

K4 and Zoo-phonics Learning Pod Specialist for K4-This is Mrs. Suzi's first year at SMLC Preschool and she is thrilled to be here! I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and 20 years experience working with the school district of Pickens County. I have been married to my husband Jimmy Thomas for 26 years. We have 2 children; Megan who just got married in March to Brandon . She is a police officer for Clemson University.My son, Hunter, is a senior at Daniel High school.

K4  and Math and Science Exploratorium Learning Pod Specialist for K4- Mrs. Annah:  Mrs. Annah Gainey is in her 5th year at St. Matthias.  She is a mass communications major from Lander University.  Annah also has education credentials from Lander as well.  Annah is very interested in new and innovative methods in which our children can learn; she is also very knowledgeable in this area.  Annah is married to Chad and has two boys, Thomas and Zach.  Zach is a graduate of our program.  Mrs. Annah is professionally trained in Zoo-phonics, CPR, and first aide.

Floater Aide- Mrs. Amy Reynolds:  Mrs. Amy Reynolds loves children and has worked in a christian preschool environment for 7 years.  Mrs. Amy is married and has a daughter in college and a son in high school.  Mrs. Amy holds a certificate in business and Cad operation from Greenville Technical College.  Before working in preschool, Mrs. Amy was a Cad operator and information specialist at Fluor.