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

Ann Radovich

AnnSquareAnn 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.

Joan Mortimer

Joan Mortimer is excited to be co-teaching with Miss Greta in the Teddy Bear class.  She studied for two years at Baptist Bible College and has taught children for many years both professionally and as a volunteer in church related classrooms since 1999, including 12 years with special needs children.  She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at various schools in Ohio as well as in New Jersey.  Also, Joan has earned the Virginia Highly Qualified certification as a Teacher’s Assistant in 2007 and earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification in 2013.  In addition to her teaching experience, Joan has also served along with her husband in Pastoral Ministries since 1979 as members of Haddon Heights Baptist Church.  She and her husband live in Somerdale and have three adult children and three grandchildren.  Joan loves working as a member of the Joyful Noise team and is thankful that God has chosen to use her to love, nurture and teach the children He loves.

Leaping Frogs Class – Ages 3 turning 4

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson is excited to be teaching in the Leaping Frogs classroom.  She has recently completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from Ashworth College and she looks forward to working with the children and watching them grow and develop in all areas.  Christina 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 beginning this year with 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.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with a dual endorsement in Elementary Education and a minor in Global Studies from Liberty University in 2015.  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

BarbaraRossSquareBarbara 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

LindaRSquareLinda Reid is thrilled to be co-teaching in the Smiley Face class with Miss Barbara for many years now.  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, live in Mount Laurel with their four daughters. She enjoys 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 children and reside in Maple Shade where they are very active at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Kim Falconiero

kimf2016squareKim Falconiero is excited to be back at Joyful Noise!  She began at Joyful Noise in 1999 as a summer substitute, then transitioned into a school year substitute and afternoon supervisor.  In 2006-07, she became a co-teacher for the Smiley Face class, but she then left to pursue missions work in Africa for a few years. Since her return, she has been serving as the Children’s Director at her church, Bethel Baptist.  Kim and her husband, Paul, live in Atco with their 2 year old son, Elijah and 2 month old son, Peyton.  She loves teaching children of all ages about the wonderful things that are in this great big world that God created!

Kindergarten Class

Jennifer Valdez

JennVSquareJenn Valdez is excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Joyful Noise. Prior to her time here, she spent four years teaching Pre-Kindergarten at Faith Christian School in Hamilton, NJ.   Jenn received her B.S. in Family and Child Development from Liberty University and also holds a New Jersey certification for teaching Elementary Education.  She and her husband, Taylor, live in Medford.  They attend Easton Bible Church in Hainesport, where Jenn is involved with the youth group and Vacation Bible School.

Teacher’s Aides

Carol Carr

CarolCarrSquareCarol Carr will be working as a teacher’s aide in the Kindergarten class each morning.  Carol came to Joyful Noise from another preschool in the area where she was a teacher’s aide in one of their classrooms.  Carol has two school-age children of her own, a daughter and a son, and has lived in Marlton for many years.  She attends Hope Methodist Church in Voorhees where she is involved in their children’s ministries and also their food pantry.

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, studying Early Childhood Education.  Julie lives in Hainesport with her family and attends Easton Bible Church.  She is looking forward to a great year with Joyful Noise!

Loretta Petti

lorettap2016squareLoretta Petti is excited to be starting 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.

Laura Diamond

LauraDiamondSquareLaura Diamond is a recent graduate of Stockton University with a B.A. in Literature.  She hopes to return to school one day to obtain a Masters in Library Science so that she can work with two of her favorite things: kids and books!  She is very excited to be a teacher’s aide and looks forward to seeing what God has in store for her at Joyful Noise.  A resident of Medford with the rest of her family, Laura has attended Easton Bible Church since she was born.  She has been a volunteer in the nursery, the 2-3 year old Sunday School class, and Vacation Bible School and loves to see how God works through the little children.