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.
Smiley Face Class – Ages 4 turning 5
Barbara Ross is excited about co-teaching with Linda in the Smiley Face classroom. When Miss Barbara started at Joyful Noise in 1981, 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.
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.