Day School Staff


FBO – Carrie Block

2’s – Patricia Behnken

2.5’s – Erika Hastings and Becky Vizena
3’s – Tori Armstrong
Pre-K 4’s – Dianne Hunt

Substitutes – Sara Newman, Karen Staudt



All staff attend at least 24 hours of Continuing Education in Early Child Development annually. All staff are CPR & First Aid certified and must pass a national criminal background check and a FBI fingerprint check before being hired.



Day School Director

  • Gloria Pierce
    Day School Director

    Gloria Pierce earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Columbia College of Missouri. Gloria’s first job in education was as an attendance clerk registrar. However, school administration quickly recognized her special gift of teaching. She earned her teaching certification and stepped into the classroom in 2020, as the world was rocked by a pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. She thrived in her new role at Regina Howell Elementary School. Every one of Gloria’s students demonstrated more than a year’s worth of growth in reading, and 92% of her students passed the STAAR test. Gloria sees passing on her love of reading to students as one of her greatest accomplishments.


    A devoted wife to her husband of 18 years, Gloria has children ages 8-15. In her free time, there is nothing she loves more than snuggling into a blanket and reading a good book. She is an accomplished baker and loves to travel to new places.


    Gloria is looking forward to moving into her new role as the St. Andrew’s Day School director. She is excited to join our team and grow alongside the St. Andrew’s Day School and its families.