PreK Lead Teacher
Cornerstone Kids Preschool welcomed Joy in the fall of 2019. She is the lead teacher for the 4-year-old class (pre-k), as well as the music teacher for the program. Joy transitioned to the Lead Pre-K Teacher in the fall of 2020, after being the lead teacher in the 3-year-old classroom (preschool) for 1 year. Joy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Calvin University. She has been teaching in various capacities for over 30 years. Joy began her teaching career as a classroom teacher and a choir teacher, working with middle school age children. While raising her family, she continued to teach choir and taught as a substitute and a volunteer in various classes in her children’s school. After her children were grown, Joy taught kindergarten for 3 years. This is where she found her passion for working with young children. Her enthusiasm can be seen in the excitement on her face when she interacts with children, whether teaching them a new concept or skill, joining them in play, or sharing her love of music. Joy continually strives to learn new and interactive ways to teach children, and she can frequently be found at the school, working in her classroom. She is eager to teach children more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through songs, stories, and activities. Joy has been a faithful member of Loveland Protestant Reformed Church for over 30 years, attending services and Bible studies, singing in the choir, and serving on various committees. She has been married to her husband, Ray, for 30 years, and they have three daughters and one son. Joy’s favorite hobbies are bike riding, paddle boarding, camping, playing the piano and trumpet, and relaxing on a beach with a good book.