Meet the Team

Dedicated Educators

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Ms. Kim

Owner

  • Working at JaDuke since 2005

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Ms. Dani

 Director 

  • Working at JaDuke since 2012

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Ms. Abby

Classroom Teacher

Ms. Abby is an infant/toddler  teacher in the Teal 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.

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Ms. Vera

Floater

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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!

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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!

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Ms. Kris

Purple Room 1

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Ms. Hailey

Purple Room 2

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Ms. Kerri

Orange Room

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. 

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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.

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Ms. Ree

Blue Room

          Ms. Ree has been at Ja'Duke for 3 years! She is a certified Lead Teacher, currently working in our Pre-K classroom. 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! 

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Ms. Gina

Purple Room 2

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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. 

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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. Carrie is full of energy and ideas, her preschool students learn through social play and group activities!

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Ms. Maria

Gold Room

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            Ms. Maria is one of our infant teachers! While in the classroom she is nurturing, encouraging and excited! When she's not working in the classroom, she's spending time with her daughters who are both Ja'Duke Preschool Alumni! 

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Ms. Angela

Yellow Room

Ms. Ree

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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. With a knack for creativity, Ms. Mackenzie spends her days working with her toddler students to learn through art and play!

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Ms. Journey

Orange Room

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Ms. Tiffany

Yellow Room

          Ms. Tiffany has been at Ja'Duke since 2020! She is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program! She brings laughter and fun to the classroom through games, art projects and dramatic play!

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Ms. Cassie

Green Room

Ms. Maria

Blue Room

Ms. Michelle

Purple Room 2

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Ms. Alaina

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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!

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Ms. Juniper

Music Instructor

           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!

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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. Chrissie

Teal Room 1