Staff Members

Joy Johnson

Director

Joy has been the Director of Joyful Mission Preschool since 2015. She is passionate about nurturing and educating young children in a Christian preschool setting.
 
Joy has been working in Parker area faith based preschools since 2004 first as a Lead Teacher and then eventually as an Assistant Director and now Director. She obtained her Early Childhood Education Director’s Certification from Arapahoe Community College and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications & Film from San Diego State University. Joy was a Flight Attendant for sixteen years and still enjoys traveling the world on her time off with her husband and two amazing sons.

Two and a Half Year Olds

Andrea Schlagel

Lead Teacher T/TH

Andrea joined the staff of Joyful Mission Preschool as a Lead Teacher in 2016. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Andrea began her teaching career in Christian schools as a 2nd grade and 4th grade teacher. She was born and raised in Denver and has lived in Parker since 2010 with her husband and son.  In her free time, Andrea likes to read, travel, and spend time with her family.

Stacy Marshall

Assistant Teacher - T/TH

 
Stacy is blessed to have been given the opportunity to join the Joyful Mission Preschool team in October 2016.  She has worked in the preschool and child care environment since 2006 including another faith based preschool in Parker and the child center at Lifetime Fitness.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University where she also nannied for the president’s 4 boys.  Stacy married her high school sweetheart after graduating from Mesa and in the fall of 2017 will have 2 kids in high school at Regis Jesuit.  Dillon will be a junior and Katelyn will be a freshman.  On the weekends, you can usually find Stacy out enjoying the sun on a baseball or softball field while cheering for her kids.  

Three Year Olds

Susan Becker

Lead Teacher - MWF

Before Susan joined the staff of Joyful Mission Preschool as a Lead Teacher in 2016 she served on the Preschool Advisory Committee for three years while her daughters were students at JMP. Susan attended the University of North Dakota, where she received her Elementary Education degree with a minor in Special Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement. She also has her Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University.  In her spare time, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters.

Kristin Caple

Assistant Teacher MWF

Kristin started out as a parent at Joyful Mission Preschool when her son was a student here. She then became a Substitute Teacher and in 2016 joined the staff on a more permanent basis as an Assistant Teacher. Kristin has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University of Ohio.  She has two children at Pioneer Elementary, and volunteers with the kids there as much as she can.  She and her family have a one-year-old Golden Retriever, George, who keeps them all on their toes!

Jennifer Dominguez

Lead Teacher - MWF & T/TH

Jennifer joined the staff of Joyful Mission Preschool in 2016 as a Lead Teacher. Jennifer began her teaching career over 20 years ago after earning a BA in Elementary Education from LSU and graduate work in Special Education at the University of Tennessee.  Jennifer lives in Elizabeth on a small farm with her husband and youngest daughter. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time gardening, reading, and working with animals.

Alyssa Bjornholt

Assistant Teacher - MWF

Alyssa joined the Joyful Mission Preschool teaching staff in 2016.  She has a Bachelor's degrees in Business Management and Elementary Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Alyssa loves to volunteer time for her girls' classrooms, schools and extracurricular activities. Alyssa lives in Parker with her husband & 3 daughters and their Labrador/Border Collie mix, Jax. In her free time, she enjoys reading, vacationing with her family and taking Jax on long nature walks.

Aimee Minshall

Assistant Teacher - T/TH

Aimee started out as a parent at Joyful Mission Preschool before joining the staff as an Assistant Teacher in 2016. She has also served as a member of the Preschool Advisory Committee. Aimee’s two daughters have both attended school at JMP. She enjoys spending time with her husband & girls doing anything crafty and creative!

Pre-Kindergarten

Cyndi Moon

Lead Teacher - MWF & T/TH

Cyndi Moon has been a Lead Teacher at Joyful Mission Preschool since 2014. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Purdue University in Indiana. Cyndi is a proud mom to three boys. She enjoys her time outside of school gardening, writing and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly Haithcoat

Lead Teacher - MWF & T/TH

Kelly Haithcoat joined the Joyful Mission Preschool staff in 2015. She has worked in preschools in the Parker area since 2011. She is Group Lead Qualified by the State of Colorado and has worked with a variety of early childhood age groups. Kelly also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Alabama. She is the mother of 2 boys. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Junior Kindergarten

Jen Gommel

Lead Teacher - M-TH

Jen has been teaching at Joyful Mission Preschool since 2012. She began her career as an Elementary School Teacher and taught for 6 years after graduating from Florida State University. Jen was inspired to return to school to obtain her Early Childhood Education endorsement when her oldest daughter started preschool. She loved the creativity, excitement, and fun she found in the preschool environment paired with the amazing amount of social and academic growth. She is Group Leader qualified by the state of Colorado. Jen served on the Preschool Advisory Committee for 2 years before joining the teaching staff. In her spare time, Jen enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Karen Marek

Lead Teacher - M-TH

Karen has been a Lead Teacher at Joyful Mission Preschool since 2012. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. Karen lives in Parker with her husband and three children that are all alumni of Joyful Mission Preschool. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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