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Jennifer Rathbun, Director

Jennifer Rathbun is the Director of Joyful Noise Inc. She started as Secretary on the Board of Directors in 2003. She began in 2008 as Office Manager and in 2013 as Administrative Assistant. She has her Associates in Arts; Early Childhood/Child Development. She has over 20 years’ experience with Office Management and Customer Relations Specialist Skills. She has worked in the toddler classroom, with the school-age students, and subbed in the pre-school classrooms. She works directly with the Educational Coordinator in conjunction with Bright Stars. She has successfully completed the RIELDS, ECERS and ITERS courses and is partaking on-going professional development, particularly at the Center for Early Learning. She is a member of BOCA, attending monthly meetings. She serves on the Board of Directors for Joyful Noise. And finally, works hand in hand implementing the regulations and policies set forth by DCYF and DHS.

Angela Reels, School Age Administrator

Angela Reels is the School Age Administrator. She volunteered at Joyful Noise in 1997 and began employment in 1999. She has successfully completed an Early Childhood Training program, earning 12 credits at the post-secondary level as well as obtaining her CDA. She has taught and assisted in all the classrooms. She began managing the School Age Program in 2013.

Kristi Castore, Administrative Assistant

Kristi Castore is the Administrative Assistant. She has her Associate’s Degree in Human Services for Early Childhood Education. She began Joyful Noise in 1990 and has taught Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten for 27 years. She began working in the office in September 2017.

The welfare of the children is the most important aspect of operating a childcare center. For this reason, it is extremely important to know the full background of any person who comes into contact with the students. Each person employed by Joyful Noise, Inc. undergoes a complete background check prior to employment. Only after all of the background checks have been completed and acceptable, will the person then be considered for employment at Joyful Noise Child Development Center.