Turtle Class – Ages 2-1/2 (toilet trained) to 3-1/2

Ann Radovich

Ann Radovich has been part of the Joyful Noise staff since 1987.  She attended Camden County College for business and early childhood education.  Ann teaches our youngest class, the Turtles, as well as various other age groups in our summer program.  Since the Turtle class is the first school experience for many of the children, Ann and her co-teacher Miss Linda, aim to provide a positive, nurturing, and safe environment for exploration and learning.  Their goals are to instill a love of learning in the children while developing readiness skills.  Ann lives in Medford and is attending Fellowship Community Church.  Ann has two adult children.

Linda Massimilla

Linda Massimilla attended Burlington County College for Early Childhood Education where she received her AA degree in 1984.  She taught in a pre-school setting for eight years in Haddonfield and in Medford, teaching 2 1/2 – 4 year olds before coming to Joyful Noise.  Linda is delighted to be teaching the “little ones” at Joyful Noise.  She loves watching the growth that they make from the beginning of the year to the end.  She wants them to be happy and to know that God truly loves them. Linda lives in Marlton with her husband and two adult children.

Teddy Bear Class – Ages 3 turning 4

Greta McDonald

Greta McDonald is the head teacher at Joyful Noise Christian School and co-teacher in the Teddy Bear classroom.  Prior to teaching at Joyful Noise, she was a teacher for 15 years in a preschool program at Immanuel Baptist Church.  The last eight of those years she was Co-Director of the program.  She received her B.S. in Biblical Studies and a B.S. in Counseling at Cairn University, along with studying Early Childhood Education.  She and her husband, Vince, live in Maple Shade where her husband has been the pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church since 1993.  They serve there together along with their three children.  She enjoys being a pastor’s wife and being involved in children’s ministries.  Greta loves watching her students grow and sharing God’s love and care for them.

Wendy Butler

Wendy Butler is enthusiastic about co-teaching in the Teddy Bear class this year.  Previously, she spent eight years teaching at Baptist Regional School.  Wendy has a BA degree in English from Rutgers University, as well as, preschool, elementary, and high school certifications.  Her many years of educational experience include positions across all of those areas with five years as Head Teacher at another child care center.  She lives in Moorestown with her husband, John, and daughter, Mindy and also has an adult son, Mitch.  She is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Maple Shade.  Wendy is excited to be immersed in the joy of a preschool classroom.  She looks forward to a rewarding year, nurturing and encouraging her students to learn.

Leaping Frogs Class – Ages 3 turning 4

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson is excited to be teaching in the Leaping Frogs classroom.  She completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from Ashworth College and will be returning to Ashworth to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She looks forward to working with the children and watching them grow and develop in all areas.  Christina especially loves to see the children bake and learn measurements.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and their two young children.  They attend Calvary Chapel of Marlton where Christina serves in the Children’s Ministry with the toddlers and infants.

Gabrielle Romano

Gabrielle Romano is ecstatic about being at Joyful Noise teaching the Leaping Frogs!  She will be co-teaching with Christina Johnson.  Previously, she worked at The Goddard School of Medford as their Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  In 2015, she graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with a dual endorsement in Elementary Education and a minor in Global Studies.  She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Burlington County College, graduating in 2011.  Gabrielle aims to create an environment that is safe, welcoming, loving, and nurturing.  She desires for her students to explore everything that is around them and to excel academically.  She lives in Medford with her family and attends Calvary Chapel of Marlton.

Smiley Face Class – Ages 4 turning 5

Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is excited about co-teaching with Linda in the Smiley Face classroom.  When Miss Barbara started at Joyful Noise, she taught the pre-kindergarten class, then taught kindergarten for many years before returning to pre-school.  Prior to her time here, she taught in Pennsauken Public Schools for six years. Barbara is a  graduate of Rowan University where she also attended graduate school.  She is certified to teach early childhood education and art.   Miss Barbara has two grown sons and a grandson.  She resides in Maple Shade and is a long time member of Pennsauken United Methodist Church.  Miss Barbara has always wanted to teach and is seldom happier than when she is elbow deep in finger paint and surrounded by children.  She loves to watch the boys and girls in her class grow academically, physically, socially, and in the faith and knowledge of our loving Savior.

Linda Reid

Linda Reid teaches in the Smiley Face class with Miss Barbara.  She graduated from The College of NJ with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Linda’s life’s work has been teaching young children as she believes God has called her to do.  She has more than 20 years of experience teaching in early childhood education.  Many of those years she taught first grade and in more recent years, pre-school.  She is thankful to God for the privilege to teach His children the fundamental building blocks for learning while imparting spiritual truths from God’s Word. Linda and her husband, Mark, and youngest daughter, Ciarra, live in Mount Laurel. She also has three grown daughters who are out on their own.  Linda looks forward to building relationships with the children of the Smiley Face class and their families.  She considers it a joy to have a part in impacting lives for eternity.

Shining Star Class – Ages 4 turning 5

Theresa Suplee

Theresa Suplee is excited to be a Shining Stars teacher.  After graduating from high school, Theresa attended Cairn University and in 2009, she received her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from Rutgers.  She considers it a privilege to work with children and provide opportunities for them to gain confidence and independence, but her greatest blessing comes in being able to share with the children how special they are to God and how much they are loved by Him. Theresa and her husband, Marshall, have three grown children, as well as two international students, and reside in Maple Shade where they are very active at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Laura Diamond

Laura Diamond is excited to be co-teaching with Miss Theresa!  Previously she was a teacher’s aide with Joyful Noise helping classrooms in many teaching areas.  Laura studied Early Childhood Education at Burlington Community College and graduated from Stockton University in 2015 with a degree in Literature.  She is looking forward to applying all she has learned and hopes to share her love of reading books with the kids.  Above all, she is excited to share with them the love of Jesus and cannot wait to see what He has in store for the school year!  Laura lives in Medford and attends Easton Bible Church with her family.

Kindergarten Class

Kim Falconiero

Kim Falconiero is excited to be at Joyful Noise teaching Kindergarten!  She started at Joyful Noise in 1999 as a summer substitute, then transitioned into a school year substitute and afternoon supervisor.  Then, in 2006-07, she became a co-teacher for the Smiley Face class.  Kim left Joyful Noise to pursue missions work in Africa for a few years.  After her return to the states, she became the Children’s Director at Bethel Baptist Church for seven years before the Smiley Face class at Joyful Noise welcomed her return.  Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Cairn University. She also has her State of New Jersey Teacher Certification. Kim and her husband, Paul, live in Atco with their two sons, Elijah and Peyton.  She loves watching the children learn and grow throughout the year!

Carol Carr

Carol Carr is working as a teacher’s aide in both the Kindergarten and Shining Star classes.  Carol came to Joyful Noise after working for a few years at another preschool in the area.  Carol and her two children  are residents of Marlton and attend Hope Methodist Church in Voorhees.

Teacher’s Aides

Julie Stewart

Julie Stewart enjoys working with the children of Joyful Noise as a Teacher’s Aide and has previous experience from another child care center in the area as well.  She is a student at Rowan University at Burlington Community College, and has an Associates Degree in Early Education and is on her way working towards her Bachelor’s Degree.  Julie lives in Hainesport with her family and attends Easton Bible Church.

Loretta Petti

Loretta Petti is excited to be working at Joyful Noise this year as a teacher’s aide. She is looking forward to getting to know each of the children as she lovingly guides them through their afternoons.  Loretta lives in Mount Laurel with her husband and has two married, adult children and several grandchildren.  She attends Mount Laurel Evangelical Free Church where her son-in-law is the pastor.

Katie Dolan

Katie Dolan has been associated with Joyful Noise from the time she entered at four years old as a student when her mother, Laura, joined the staff. She enjoys children so much that in her teenage years, she began working at Joyful Noise as a teacher’s aide and has been working on and off at JN throughout high school, college and now, post college. Katie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and works full time at Nova Care in Moorestown along with pursuing a degree in nursing. She is a busy lady; however, the children of Joyful Noise always hold a special place in her heart so she continues to work with them several afternoons a week.