Kitchen Staff

Ida Walker

Head Chef
Mrs. Ida is originally from Homestead, Florida. After moving to over five states, Ida found her home in Simpsonville, South Carolina with her husband Logan, son, Cameron, and dogs, Max, Midnite, and Lola. Mrs. Ida holds an Associates degree in Culinary Technology and has been working at SLC for 5 years. Mrs. Ida loves seeing the children’s reactions to new food as she introduces it. She also loves having fun in the kitchen, and interacting with the children as they come in for meals!

Support Staff

Debbie Tutton

Office Staff
Mrs. Debbie has worked at SLC for almost 19 years, starting in the kitchen for 3 years, then she moved to the K3s about 14 years before becoming a member of the front office staff. She has been married to her husband Paul for 35 years. They have one son, two daughters, 1 granddaughter, and four grandsons. She especially enjoys the joy and wonder of watching children learn but especially enjoys all the hugs.

Betty Canada

Support Staff
Mrs. Betty was born and raised in Greer. After graduating high school, she attended one year of Greenville Tech for Early Childhood Development. She has been working at SLC for 27 years, and has loved being able to share Jesus with her kids. Mrs. Betty works in classrooms and in the front office.

Kimberly Hayes

Support Staff
Ms. Kimberly has lived in Greenville all of her life. She lives with her husband, Aaron, two sons, Cole and Bently, and her cat, Hunter Magnolia. Ms. Kimberly graduated from Greenville Tech with her associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children for almost 6 years, and has been at SLC for almost 9 months. Ms. Kimberly’s favorite part about working at SLC is getting to see all the children having fun with their friends in their classrooms. Mrs. Kimberly works in the office and in classrooms wherever she's needed!
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Samantha "Sammy" Hendrix

Support Staff
Mrs. Sammy lives in Greenville with her husband and three, hyperactive boys, Nick, Alex, and Vinny. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has worked at SLC for 3 years. Her favorite thing about teaching is getting to see the joy on the kids' faces when they create new things, and she loves doing crafts with them. Mrs. Sammy can be found all over, from the Infants to the Afterschoolers, but mainly works with the Two's, Three's, and Afterschoolers.

Julie O'Brien

Support Staff
Mrs. Julie was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to the Upstate in 1986. She lives with her husband Mark, and her son, Drew, who is getting married this year! Mrs. Julie has been at SLC for 10 years and now works every Friday. Her favorite thing about working at SLC is that she gets to work with all ages, wherever she's needed!

Zandra Martin

Support Staff
Ms. Zandra has lived in Greenville her whole life. She joined our team at SLC 5 years ago, teaching Toddlers to 3-year-olds. In addition to her 5 years at SLC, Ms. Zandra has another 12 years of experience in childcare. Ms. Zandra loves the pride children have when they learn something new. Mrs. Zandra spends her time with the Two's and Three's classes!

Cheyanne Williamson

Support Staff
Ms. Cheyanne, originally from Hendersonville, NC, now lives in Taylors, SC with her two boys Jacoby and Tobias. When not at work, she enjoys reading, hiking, writing, and going to the park with her kids. She is currently persuing a degree in social work. She loves spending time with children and watching them learn and grow. She believes that the most important thing to teach a child is kindness and respect. Ms. Cheyanne currently works in all age groups.

Amber Blackwell

Support Staff
Mrs. Amber currently lives in the Upstate with her husband and son. She has 3 dogs and a cat, whom she loves deeply. She has been working in childcare for 2 years, with experience in all age groups, but she really loves working with Toddlers. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Administrative Office Technology. You can find Mrs. Amber in the Toddler classrooms!

Caitlyn Carson

Office Support Staff
Ms. Caitlin was born and raised in Greenville and lives here with her dog Bear. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2016 and has worked here at SLC for 5 years. One of her favorite things about working in childcare is watching the children learn and grow. Ms. Caitlin spends her time helping out in the front office!

Natalie Uram

Office Support Staff
Ms. Natalie has lived in Greenville her whole life. She lives with cat Trudy, and was recently engaged. She has worked at SLC for 3 years, and has also volunteered at GFN Church in the children’s department. While Natalie has not taken courses pertaining to Childhood development, she is currently in school for nursing, where she will graduate in October. Ms. Natalie loves working with all ages of children because there are so many personalities and she enjoys having fun and laughing with them.

Mike Shockley

Mr. Mike is from Boones Mill, Virginia. He married Heather in 2007. Together they have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Mr. Mike has spent 5 years in the Marine Corps and currently serves in the Army Reserves. He currently helps at SLC by providing facility Maintenance.