PRESCHOOL STAFF

  • Miss Ruth

    Miss Ruth has been at Joplin First Preschool for 26 years, she is the Director. She has a B.A. in Communications from MSSU. Ruth has been married to Mr. Doug for 37 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.


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  • Miss Brooke

    This is Miss Brooke's third year at Joplin First Preschool, she is the Assistant Director. 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 (9) 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 Chanda

    This is Miss Chanda's first year at Joplin First Preschool as a Co-Teacher in the Pre-K class. Miss Chanda has a biology degree and experience teaching Pre-K - 5th grade educational programming. She has been married to her husband Chris for 11 years and has two children, Ethan (9), a Joplin First Preschool graduate, and Natalie (4). She enjoys family time, crafting, reading, hiking, and traveling.

  • Miss Samantha

    Miss Sam has been working with kids for 6 years. This is her first year as a Pre-K Co-Teacher at Joplin First Preschool. She lives in Alba, MO with her husband Tucker and son Corbyn (3). Miss Sam attends Alba Friends Church with her family and friends. She enjoys spending time with family doing things outside or going to baseball games.er. Bio coming soon!

  • Miss Mindy

    This is Miss Mindy's 7th year teaching at Joplin First Preschool, she a Co-Teacher in the Primary class. She has been teaching preschool for 17 years. She and her husband, Eric, live in Carl Junction and have been married for 28 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 niece, and spending time with her family.

  • Miss Chelsey

    Miss Chelsey has been teaching at Joplin First Preschool for 12 years, she is a Co-Teacher in the Primary class. 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 13 years and they have three children; Jacob (12), Carli (10), Kaden (3). Her kids keep her busy with sports and school activities. She attends Hope City Church and loves cooking for her family.

  • Miss Rachel

    This is Miss Rachel's third year at Joplin First Preschool, she is a Co-Teacher in the Toddler's Class. Miss Rachel was born and raised in Joplin, MO and currently resides in Oronogo, MO. She has been married to James for 13 years and have two daughters, Shelby (7) who is a Joplin First Preschool graduate, and Savannah (1), and one son, Jackson (3). She enjoys family time, gardening, reading, crafting, and of course her huge love of animals.

  • Miss Whitney

    Miss Whitney joined us in 2019 as an extended care teacher and is now a Co-Teacher in the toddlers class. She is from Ozark, Mo & moved to Joplin in 2018. She is married to Jarred of 14 years and has 3 kiddos Karter & Payton 13, Jordyn 9 & 2 Goldendoodles Rumble and Maui. She loves watching her kids play sports and is a huge NBA fan, "GO OKC!" Her happy place is the beach or anything tropical and on weekends enjoys spending time at the lake with her family.

  • Miss Teresa

    This is Miss Teresa's 2nd year serving as an Extended Care Co-Teacher for Joplin First Preschool. She has been a Sunday School teacher for toddlers and preschoolers at First Church for 12 years. She has a BSBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from MSSU. After a long career with the Family Support Division she retired and began what she calls her "dream job" working with the children of our preschool. Both of her adult children are graduates of Joplin First Preschool. She and her husband, Scott, have been married for 11 years and treasure their time together. She enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, live music, and gardening.

  • Miss Katie

    This is Miss Katie's 1st year at Joplin First Preschool as an Extended Care Co-Teacher. She has worked with children for 10 years. She was born and raised in Joplin. Miss Katie has been married for 7 years and has a 5 year old son. Her hobbies include spending time with family, crafting, music, and creating sweet treats.

  • Miss Carolyn

    Music Teacher. Bio coming soon!