• Miss Ruth

    Miss Ruth has been at Joplin First Preschool for 25 years, she is the Director and Music teacher. She has a B.A. in Communications from MSSU. Ruth has been married to Mr. Doug for 36 years. They have three children; Brian, who is married to Miss Chelsey, Stephanie, and Mary Ann. They are all graduates of Joplin First Preschool. They have also been blessed with four grandchildren; Jacob, Carli, and Payton who are graduates of Joplin First Preschool, and Kaden a current Joplin First preschooler. She enjoys spending time with her family.


    Ruth Greer | 417.623.2796 |

  • Miss Brooke

    This is Miss Brooke's second year as the Administrative Assistant at Joplin First United Methodist Preschool. She has a BSBA in Marketing with a minor in International Business from MSSU. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, but now resides in Joplin. Miss Brooke has one daughter, Annabelle (8) and she loves to attend church at Carterville Christian Church with her daughter. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and seeing new places. Her dream is to travel the world, see God's beautiful creations, and help the Lord's people grow closer to Him.

  • Miss Melissa

    Miss Melissa Mackey is a momma of three. Elijah, a graduate of Webb City High; Rafe, a junior at Webb City High; and Bridget, a freshman at Webb City High. Rafe and Bridget are Joplin First Preschool graduates. She has been married 23 years to Scott, who works at EDKO. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking and family nights. She also enjoys laughing with her friends and going to football games/dance competitions. Someday, she  would like to travel and see the beautiful places God created. She is a member of Christ Church of Oronogo. This is her 10th year to be a teacher's aide at First United Methodist Preschool and 8th year as a movement teacher.

  • Miss Debbie

    This is Miss Debbie's 23rd year teaching Pre-K at Joplin First Preschool. She has a Bachelors of Science and Mathematics education from Missouri Southern. She and her husband Jay, live in Carl Junction and have three grown sons; Zach has recently completed his Doctorate at the University of Iowa and is employed by Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, CA. Jordan graduated from the University of Arkansas with an engineering degree and is now serving with the Air Force. He recently married Hayley and is stationed in Oklahoma City. Dylan graduated from Pittsburg State University and is now employed by MHC Kenworth in Dallas, TX. He and his wife, Darrian have Lyndon, 4 years old, and baby Emmelynn. Debbie and Jay are members of College Heights Christian Church, where she is involved in Women's Ministries. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time at Stockton Lake.

  • Miss Tracy

    This is Miss Tracy’s seventh year assisting Miss Debbie in Pre-K. Miss Tracy spent eight years in the United States Air Force and has a Business Management degree. She has been married to Shawn for 17 years and they have two sons (who are both Joplin First Preschool alumni). In her free time, Miss Tracy loves spending time with her family, watching her boys play sports, and reading.

  • Miss Rachel

    Miss Rachel was born and raised in Joplin, MO and currently resides in Oronogo, MO. She has been married to James for 12 years and have two daughters, Shelby (6) who is a Joplin First Preschool graduate, and baby Savannah, and one son, Jackson (1). She enjoys family time, gardening, reading, crafting, and of course her huge love of animals.

  • Miss Mindy

    This is Miss Mindy's 6th year teaching the Toddler's class. She has been teaching preschool for 16 years. She and her husband, Eric, live in Carl Junction and have been married for 27 years. They have three sons; Trey, Coltyn, and Trenton. Mindy and Eric attend James River Church with their family. She enjoys watching her son Trenton play basketball, babysitting her sweet nephews, and spending time with her family.

  • Miss Chelsey

    Miss Chelsey  has been one of the toddler teachers for 11 years.  She absolutely loves working with kids and feels they are such a blessing.  When she is not working at the preschool, she is spending time with her family.  She has been married to her husband, Brian, for 12 years and they have three children; Jacob (11), Carli (9), Kaden (2). Her kids keep her busy with sports and school activities.  She attends Hope City Church and loves cooking for her family.

  • Miss Darrian

    This is Miss Darrian's first year teaching the Primary class at Joplin First Preschool. She has her Bachelor's of Family and Consumer Science in Early Childhood Development. She and her husband live in Carl Junction and have 2 children. Lyndon is 4 years old and attending FUM Preschool this year. Her daughter, Emmelynn, is 10 months old. Miss Darrian enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and reading.