St. Mary's Preschool

Early Learners | Age 2
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Advanced Learners | Age 3
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Kindergarten | Age 4
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Extended Day for Early Learners, Advanced Learners and Pre-Kindergarten
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Development - Joplin Area Catholic Schools

St. Mary’s Preschool

St. Mary’s Preschool nurtures and educates the whole child: heart, mind, body, and soul. Children who are 2 years old by July 31 may enroll in our Early Learners program. Children 3 years old by July 31 may enroll in our Advanced Learners program, and children who are 4 years old by July 31 may enroll in our Pre-Kindergarten program. Our Advanced Learners and Pre-Kindergarten programs are taught by certified educators who are passionate about children and teaching, and who help our students find joy in learning.

Our classrooms are filled with excitement, curiosity, and discovery. Our Christian-based curriculum features engaged instruction, hands-on learning activities, structured and purposeful play, and a caring, compassionate atmosphere that allows each child to shine.

For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact St. Mary’s Principal, Joanne Lown, at (417) 623-1465 or jlown@jacss.org.

  • Our Early Learners program is available for children to participate in a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule or a Tuesday and Thursday schedule. Children also have the opportunity to attend five days a week and enjoy an Extended Day offering.
  • Enroll your child in Advanced Learners for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule or the five-day Monday through Friday option. Extended Day is available for these children.
  • We also offer Pre-Kindergarten classes for children who are 4 years old for the 5-day a week program. Extended Day is available.
  • View the lunch menu online for students.

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Preschool Faculty & Staff

Joanne Lown : Principal
Joanne LownPrincipal jlown@jacss.org
Joanne Lown : Principal

Joanne Lown

Principal

Email: jlown@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Master of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in 2014

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Arts in History

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Teacher of the Year winner in 2016, a finalist in 2015 and 2016 and a nominee from 2011 through 2016.

Carrie Cavitt : Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher
Carrie CavittPreschool Director & Pre-K Teacher ccavitt@jacss.org
Carrie Cavitt : Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Carrie Cavitt

Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Email: ccavitt@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher
Teresa ScheuermanEarly Learners Teacher tscheuerman@jacss.org
Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher

Teresa Scheuerman

Early Learners Teacher

Email: tscheuerman@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Additional Duties: Teach Spanish to Early Learners, Pre-school & Pre-K

Favorite Saint: St. Mary

Favorite Feast Day: St. Francis

Pamela Black : Advanced Learners Teacher, Librarian
Pamela BlackAdvanced Learners Teacher, Librarian pblack@jacss.org
Pamela Black : Advanced Learners Teacher, Librarian

Pamela Black

Advanced Learners Teacher, Librarian

Email: pblack@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Classes: K-5

Degrees and Certifications: BS - Elementary Education, Minor – Special Education - Adams State University

Professional Memberships: ILA

Recognitions: Outstanding Teacher - Diocese of Springfield Cape Girardeau

Favorite Saint(s): St. Mary, St. Francis

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of Immaculate Conception

Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher
Gay CurrencePre-Kindergarten teacher gcurrence@jacss.org
Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Gay Currence

Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Email: gcurrence@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Gay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri.  Gay has a varied and rich education background helping students from nursery school age to 8th grade find the excitement and joy in learning, most recently as the Lower School science teacher at Thomas Jefferson.  Gay has three adult children and one precious grandson.

Clotilde Williams : Early Learners Aide
Clotilde WilliamsEarly Learners Aide
Clotilde Williams : Early Learners Aide

Clotilde Williams

Early Learners Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Linda Hudson : Advanced Learners aide
Linda HudsonAdvanced Learners aide
Linda Hudson : Advanced Learners aide

Linda Hudson

Advanced Learners aide

Email:
Phone:

Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa BracichPre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Teresa Bracich

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Classes: Pre-K

Early Learners: Teresa Scheuerman is the Early Learners teacher.

  • Miss Teresa joined the St. Mary’s Early Learners program in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Miss Clotilde serves as the aide in Miss Teresa’s classroom

 

Advanced Learners: Pam Black

  • As the lead teacher of Advanced Learners, Ms. Pam enjoys seeing the joy of children as they begin their educational journey.
  • Linda Hudson is the assistant teacher for the Advanced Learners class.

Pre-Kindergarten: Gay Currence

  • Miss Gay joined St. Mary’s as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

Pre-Kindergarten: Carrie Cavitt

  • Miss Carrie Cavitt joined St. Mary’s as the Director of the Preschool program in the 2019-2020 school year. She is also the teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten class.
  • Miss Teresa Bracich serves as the aide in Miss Carrie’s Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5003

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
417-623-1465

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5605

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-9320