Meet the Team

Dedicated Educators

Ms. Kim

Owner/Director

        Ms. Kim is creator and originator of all things Ja'Duke! At the age of 19 she opened Ja'Duke with the dream of making a difference in families lives. Many years later, this dream has surpassed all of her expectations as she now oversees multiple operations all focused on family. Ms. Kim graduated Sum Cum Laude from the honors college at Fitchburg State University as a Massachusetts certified Dance Teacher, Preschool Director, Driving School Instructor and Entreprenuer. In her younger years, Ms. Kim competed at the World Tap Championships in Germany, winning the gold medal twice. Kim lives in Montague with her husband Mike and 4 children (Whitney, Zachary, Sadie & Mikey.)

She enjoys owning a business with her father and is excited to see what the future holds for continuing to make a difference in families lives. 

Ms. Dani

Assistant Director 

             Ms. Dani is a certified Lead Teacher and Director II. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has since continued her education through courses at Middlesex Community College. Ms. Dani has worked at Ja'Duke Preschool since 2012. She lives in Vernon, Vt with her husband Tim and 2 children (Drew & Ryan.) Ms. Dani spends her days in the office and helping in the classrooms, it's the best of both worlds!

Ms. Abby

Orange Room

Ms. Abby is the lead infant teacher in the Orange Room. She's always loved the idea of working with kids and she got the opportunity to nanny in Ireland for 3 months. She fell in love with caring for young children! When she came back and found Ja'Duke Preschool, she was so happy to join our team! She's so happy to be here working with the kids and teachers.

Ms. Eula

Purple 2 Room

             Ms. Eula has been working in the in the school for 2 years! When she's not playing with the infants, she's teaching dance for JCPA! Eula graduated from Regis State University with a degree in Psychology and has since furthered her education at GCC in the Early Childhood Education program. 

Ms. Janet

Teal Room 

Ms. Janet is the lead teacher in the Teal Room. She has been a part of the Ja’Duke  team since 2008. She attended Greenfield Community College where she acquired her degree in early education. She has also taken on fine arts courses at UMASS to supplement her education. Ms. Janet believes that it is thrilling to be here where the Arts are such an integral part of our curriculum. Working with young children in this rich, diverse environment has proven to be both a privilege and a joy for Ms. Janet. She has a strong love of music, language and creativity...all key components in building a child’s healthy growth and development. She believes it is essential for us to nurture those self-help and social emotional skills in our youngsters, yet making it super positive and fun. This approach can lead to happy, healthy children who are motivated and excited to learn!

Teacher Kass

Purple 2 Room / Dance Instructor

          Kass is one of our Infant/Toddler teachers, as well as our Preschool Dance instructor. We love to make "magic dance soup" with them every week! After school Kass can be found teaching several dance classes here at JCPA!

Ms. Jocelyn

Purple Room 1

Ms. Jocelyn is a teacher in the Purple Room. She started here in the Fall of 2019 and fell in love with teaching! She is currently enrolled at GCC and is working towards completing her lead teacher certificate. Her favorite thing about teaching is being a part of a class, watching them learn together and grow together. Ms.Jocelyn loves making a connection with each and every friend she come across! 

Ms. Kerri

Purple Room 2

Ms. Kerri is a certified lead Infant/Toddler and preschool teacher in the Purple Room. She has worked at Ja’Duke Preschool for 5 years and has been in the field for 11 years. Her favorite part of working at Ja’Duke is watching the children learn and grow throughout the building. 

Ms. Laura

Blue Room

Ms. Laura is the lead teacher in the Blue Room for Pre-K. She has been teaching for 5 years at Ja'Duke Preschool and has learned so much throughout her years here.  She loves camping with her friends and family, reading, hiking, rollerblading and taking long walks on the beach looking for seashells and sea glass. You can often find her on the sidelines cheering on her children in their many activities but recently she's discovered she loves being in shows with her children. Sometimes you just need to be brave to conquer your fears!!!!! She can't wait to meet all of her students and watch them blossom and grow.

Ms. Ree

Blue Room

          Ms. Ree has been at Ja'Duke for 3 years! Prior to working at Ja'Duke, she worked in the elementary school level as an Instructional Assistant. Ms.Ree's favorite part of her day is helping the children with science, art and creative play!

Ms. Sheryl

Teal Room 1

Ms. Sheryl is an EEC certified preschool/ Infant toddler teacher. She has been with Ja'Duke for 11 years. Ms. Sheryl has worked in every room at Ja'Duke, and really enjoys being with the toddlers. Prior to working for Ja'Duke she worked for the Greenfield public schools as a para and with children with cognitive disabilities. Ms. Sheryl is grateful that she can be part of molding the young minds of children and to be able to help guide them to reach new milestones throughout the year. 

Ms. Carrie

Green Room

          Ms. Carrie is our Green Room Preschool Teacher! She is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program at GCC.

Ms. Maria

Floater

Ms. Ree

            Ms. Maria is one of our Teacher's Assistants while she's not working in the classroom, she's spending time with her daughters who are both Ja'Duke Preschool Alumni! 

Ms. MacKenzie

Teal Room 2

          Ms. MacKenzie is one of our toddler teachers! She is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program at GCC. 

Ms. Tiffany

Yellow Room

          Ms. Tiffany has been at Ja'Duke for 1 year! She brings laughter and fun to the classroom through games, art projects and dramatic play!

Ms. Sunny

Yellow Room

             Ms. Sunny has been at Ja'Duke for 1 year. She is EEC certified, and is continuing her education as she loves to gain more knowledge about children and how they development, learn and grow. Ms. Sunny has a knack for arts & crafts! 

Ms. Maria

Blue Room

Ms. Michelle

Purple Room 2

Blue Room

Ms. Emily

Teal Room 1

            Ms. Emily is one of our Toddler Teachers! She loves children, and has spent many years babysitting and most recently as a para in an elementary school.

Ms. Juniper

Music Instructor

Ms. Judy

Music Instructor

         Ms. Judy is our other Preschool Music teacher! She loves to sing with us every other week, and you can also find her helping in our Theater shows!

           Ms. Juniper has been with Ja'Duke for many years! She is often seen performing in Theater shows, teaching driving school and singing as often as she can! We are lucky enough to have Ms. Juniper as our Preschool Music teacher every other week!