Turtle Class – Ages 2-1/2 (toilet trained) to 3-1/2
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 Chrissy, 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 is also the Spanish teacher for our Kindergarten students. Ann lives in Medford and is attending Fellowship Community Church. She has two adult children.
Teddy Bear Class – Ages 3 turning 4
Greta McDonald has been teaching at Joyful Noise in the Teddy Bear class since 2001 and has been the head teacher for the past several years. 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 of 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, but her newest joy is being a grandmother! Greta loves watching her students grow and sharing God’s love and care for them.
Christina Johnson has been with Joyful Noise since 2012, and is excited to be teaching in the Teddy Bear class this year. She completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from Ashworth College and has returned to Ashworth to pursue her 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 likes to bake with the children and teach them all of the concepts that go along with measurement. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and their two children, David and Avery. They attend Calvary Chapel of Marlton where Christina serves in the Children’s Ministry with the toddlers and infants.
Smiley Face Class – Ages 4 turning 5
Shining Star Class – Ages 4 turning 5
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. 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.