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Weekday Staff Bio's

Beth P. Darnell, Director of Weekday Programs
Beth is a native of Wilkes County.  She graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1992 and received her Early Childhood Degree from Surry Community College in 2012.  She has been the director here at Elkin FUMC Preschool since 2012.  Beth has been married to Brian Darnell for 19 years and they have three children, Andrew, Samuel, and Sarah.  She is a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church and in her spare time loves spending time with her family and scrapbooking.





Sherrie Brown, Teacher in the Three Year Old Class
Sherrie has lived in the Elkin/State Road area her whole life.  She graduated from Elkin High School in 1995 and has a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Sherrie and her husband Kevin have been married for 17 years and have two beautiful children.  She has worked here at the Elkin FUMC Preschool since 2006.  Her hobbies include clay shooting, bicycle riding and her love of music.  Her family attends Pleasant View Baptist Church in State Road.  






Jerry Duncan, Assistant Teacher in the Three Year Old Class

Jerry Duncan has lived in Elkin her whole life and was married for 49 years.  She has 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.  She is a member of Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church and has worked for Elkin FUMC Preschool for 4 years.







Kristi Pilkenton, Teacher in the Four Year Old Class
Kristi was raised in Lewisville, NC and graduated from West Forsyth High School in 1999.  In May of 2012 she graduated from Surry Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Kristi and her husband Aaron have lived in the Elkin area since 2006 and they have two beautiful girls; Abby and Stella.  They are members at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Kristi has been a lead teacher at Elkin FUMC Preschool since 2012.






Brandi Jordan, Assistant Teacher in the Four Year Old Class
Brandi and her husband, Jason, have been married for 13 years and they have two girls: Brea and Laci.  Brandi was raised in Cana, Virginia and now resides in Roaring River.  She is a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and she loves spending time with her family. 








Dorothy Harris, Teacher in the Two Year Old Class
Dorothy was born in Ft. Lewis, Washington into an Army family.  She has lived in Hawaii, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, Germany, and North Carolina.  She lives in Elkin with her husband, Jonathan and their two children Korbin and Callie.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, baking, shopping and scrapbooking.  Dorothy has worked as a teacher here at Elkin FUMC Preschool since 2011.  






Amanda Edwards, Teacher in the Infant Room
Amanda Edwards is a native of Yadkin County and lives in Ronda with her husband, Rocky and their daughter, Teigan and son, Rhett.  She has a degree in elementary education from Meredith College and taught elementary grades for 5 years before staying at home with Teigan .  Amanda comes from and married into a big family and enjoys spending time and making memories with them.   She also enjoys learning and contributing to missions here in the U.S. and around the world.  Amanda and her family attend Peace Haven Baptist Church.





Amanda Bledsoe, Assistant Teacher in the Infant Room
Amanda has lived in the State Road area her whole life.  She graduated from Elkin High School in 1993.  Amanda and her husband, Brad, have been married for 11 years and they have 3 children: Blake 18, Madalyn 9 & Braden 5.  She is a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  In her spare time she loves spending time with family, shopping, and being outside.







Lori Carroll, Assistant Teacher in the Infant and Two Year Old Rooms

Lori is originally from Groton, NY.  She resides in Elkin with her husband Brian and she has three sons and two grandchildren.  Lori has worked here at Elkin FUMC Preschool since 2008.  Lori is a member at Elkin First United Methodist Church.






Thank you to Jennifer K Photography for providing the pictures of our Weekday Staff!