FBC Weekday Playschool Staff

Pre-K Class

Patricia (Pat) Teague Eaton
Director of Playschool Program and Pre-K Teacher

Pat began working in the Playschool in 1996 as a Pre-K teacher.  In 1998 First Baptist Church hired Pat as Director of Playschool Program.  Even as Director, Pat continues to teach the Pre-K class, having directly prepared hundreds of children for elementary school through the years.  A graduate of Elkin High School ('83), Appalachian State University ('86, BS in Music/Marketing), and Gardner-Webb University ('96, BS in Social Science), Pat continues her pursuit of life-long learning through regular attendance at child development and childhood education seminars.  In addition to her duties as director and teacher, Pat accompanies the Playschool choir and leads in chapel times with the children.  Pat is an active member of First Baptist Church where she volunteers in the preschool ministry.  She is married to Ken and has three children.  

Crystal Scott
Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Three Year Old Class

Lou Ann Poe
Teacher - Three Year Old Class

Lou Ann began working in the Playschool in 2005 and has over twelve years of childcare experience.  In addition to her role as teacher, Lou Ann leads the Playschool Choir.  She regularly pursues continuing education opportunities through child development seminars, classes, and workshops.  She is an active member of her church where she serves as Vacation Bible School director, youth leader, and Sunday School teacher.  Lou Ann is married to Jon and has one daughter.  

Crystal Artis
Assistant Teacher


Two Year Old Class

Michelle Upchurch
Teacher - Two Year Old Class


One Year Old Class

Karen Neese
Teacher - One Year Old Class