Preschool - Meet the Staff
Director of Preschool
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Jessica Snook Biography
I am blessed to be the Director of Preschool at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool. I have been in education for 13 years in both private and Catholic schools. A positive, engaging and safe learning environment is the setting here at OLOJ Catholic Preschool and I am proud to lead our great school in academic excellence in a faith filled surroundings.
My family has been parishioners at Our Lady of Joy for over 20 years and we love being a part of the Cave Creek community. Our two children, ages 9 and 6 attend Annunciation Catholic School in Cave Creek.
B.A Science /University of Arizona
M.ED Administration and Supervision/University of Phoenix
Arizona Teaching Certificate/Highly Qualified Biology
Structured English Immersion Certificate
Nelly Dombrowski Biography
I am originally from the Midwest and am so happy we made the move here 14 years ago. My background is in Business/Marketing and I have worked in Advertising for most of my career. I also love children and have enjoyed working with them as a substitute teacher for over 9 years. I am thrilled and feel blessed to have joined such a wonderful and talented staff here at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool. I am looking forward to getting to know the community and creating many memories.
BS Degree in Business Management/Marketing at Purdue University
Substitute Teaching Certification
Maryann Gramlich Biography
I am delighted to be teaching Pre-Kindergarten at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool. I have been teaching at the preschool since 2008, with one year as a student teacher and instructional aide for Kindergarten at Annunciation Catholic School. I obtained my post-baccalaureate certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth to 3rd). This included extensive coursework in instructional strategies, lesson design and social-emotional development for young children.
I have been a parishioner at Our Lady of Joy for 18 years. I am blessed with three children, two in college and one in high school. All three began their education here at OLOJ Preschool. It is a privilege for me to be at Our Lady of Joy Preschool to teach and create a loving classroom environment, in which we incorporate our Faith into the curriculum.
B.A. in Family and Consumer Resources
Arizona Teaching Certificate
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement(k-12)
Catechist Certification Diocese of Phoenix
Zoophonics Literacy Program
Handwriting without Tears
Jennifer Heck Biography
I am so blessed to be joining Our Lady of Joy Preschool again! I have been involved in education and in the classroom on and off for the past 10 years. I have taught Middle School as well as volunteered and aided over the years in Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms; including here at Our Lady of Joy in 2008. I am so excited to be returning to Our Lady of Joy and cannot wait to bring joy, fun and Catholic values to our classroom this year.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Arloa Rivera Biography
Arloa Rivera is Our Lady of Joy’s Catechist teacher for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Arloa was trained by Mary Mirrione, National Director of CGS for Level 1 which teaches children ages 3-6 years old. Arloa has an extensive educator background, serving Catholic schools for the last twenty years, most recently twelve years at Queen of Peace Catholic School in Mesa. Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is very important part of our preschool program, teaching our youngest students religious formation and their growing relationship with God.
CGS Training Level 1 CGS USA National Office, Scottsdale, AZ
New Mexico State University Remedial Reading Endorsement
University of Utah B. A. Elementary Education
Anne Pulcini Biography
I am excited to be working with Our Lady of Joy Preschool and a part of the Cave Creek, Carefree community. I have been in education for 17 years and have an extensive background in teaching, special education and assessments. The preschool classroom is full of joy and excitement and I am so happy to be a part of this great school community. My husband, myself and our two girls live in Cave Creek and my girls attend Annunciation Catholic School.
University of Arizona M. A Special Education
DePaul University B. A Elementary Education
Arizona Teaching Certificate