Education Team

Be kind to one another and build each other up.   1 Thessolonians 5:11
Kevin Pope, Director

My name is Kevin Pope, the Director of Kids of God at King of Glory.  As the school's Director and a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church, I welcome you to the world of preschool surrounded by Christian faith.

I have worked extensively with children and families in both Early Childhood and Elementary levels.  My professional experiences include classroom and school administration experience.  I have previously served as a Preschool Director and Head of School for ages 2 - 6.  Working in partnership with families to provide a nurturing and caring learning environment is essential to the development of the whole child.  Kids of God at King of Glory Lutheran Church provides a child centered experience for children to develop freely at their own pace, guided by teachers with many years of experience in preschool education.

Arlena Tout - 2's

I have lived in the area for about 20 years and reside in  Little River. I have been involved with the preschool at King of Glory Church for 10 years and love being able to help these babies learn new things and make great memories. It gives me a great sense of pride, watching them grow into beautiful adults.

In addition to my 10 years in South Carolina, I have worked in early childhood education for over 10 years in West Virginia, 3 of which was in management. I am a widow, I have two children and seven grandchildren.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing table games, crocheting, sewing, listening to audio books from the library, working in my yard and socializing. Never a dull minute around me!

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Courtney Barone - 2's - 3's
Melinda Gore - 3's

I have lived in the area since the age of two and reside in Little River.  It will be fun working under the umbrella of this church, because I attended preschool here when I was a young girl.  I have my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently finishing my Bachelor's Degree in Education.  I love teaching little ones because of curiosity and exploration that they have for learning new things.  I have two nephews and a little niece who all attended this preschool too.  On my free time, I enjoy camping, baking and traveling.  

I have lived in the area for 30 years and reside in Little River. I have been teaching preschool at King of Glory for 18 years. I love being able to teach the little ones and watch them grow - seeing the children make new friendships and enjoy learning and experiencing new things.

 

I have been married to my husband for 30 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 energetic grandsons! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, long walks, and gardening.

Kevin Pope - 4's

My name is Kevin Pope, the Director of Kids of God at King of Glory.  As the school's Director and 4 year old teacher, I am excited to work with your child and family.  Observing the children as they make new discoveries, enjoy learning and spending time with friends is always a pleasure.  I have worked extensively both in Early Childhood and Elementary and look forward to being a part of this experience with your child and family.