Day School Staff


Interim Directors – Tori Armstrong and Patricia Behnken
FBO – Carrie Block and Dana Palermo

2’s – Carrie Block, Erika Hastings, and Becky Vizena

2.5’s – Karen Staudt
3’s – Tori Armstrong
Pre-K 4’s – Patricia Behnken and Dianne Hunt

Substitutes – Ellie Park and Sara Newman



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 Directors



Tori Armstrong

My name is Tori Armstrong. I am originally from Waco, but I’ve lived in Beaumont for about 20 years. I live here with my husband, Brian, our 2 boys William (14) and Zachary (12), and our two dogs Millie & Ruby. (I LOVE dogs!) Both of my boys attended St. Andrew’s and now attend Marshall. This is my ninth year at St. Andrew’s and my sixth year as the 3’s teacher. I was in the baby class with Mrs. Dana for my first 3 years. I enjoy relaxing, eating, and watching my boys play soccer, golf, baseball, and fishing.






Patricia Behnken

My name is Patricia Behnken.  I have lived in Beaumont all of my life.  I have three kids; two of my kids attend Lamar University and are majoring in Psychology.  My oldest is about to bless me with my newest grandchild to be born in April.  I am an animal lover and have four dogs and one cat.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing, watching sports, and horseback riding.