Teachers & Staff


Joy Martin, Director & Teacher

Joy has over 30 years of experience working with young children and their families.  Joy has a BA in Humanities with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  In addition to being a mother of teenagers- both Grace alumni, Joy enjoys reading, art, and the pandemic skill of video production.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is Joy’s favorite preschool storybook and she loves raising silk worms from egg to moth!  Joy currently teaches in both the 3s and 4s program.


Meg Fiset, Teacher

Meg is a past Grace parent and when her two daughters graduated we just couldn’t let her go. Meg has a background in nursing and studied early childhood education. She works as a nurse in the community, and enjoys being with both the young and the old.  Meg currently teaches in the T/Th 3s program.


Sarah Lee-Jaine, Teacher

Sarah has been working with young children for 20 years, spending much of her time with two year olds.  She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education.  Sarah’s two children are Grace alumni.  Her family’s favorite Grace event is Family Camp.  Sarah teaches the 2s program at Grace.


Lavenia Black, Music Teacher

Lavenia is a past grandparent of Grace and the adopted grandparent to all the Grace children. Lavenia is extremely musically talented and teaches piano lessons privately. She provides piano accompaniment to music time on Wednesdays and Thursdays and directs small groups of children on Fridays for “Rhythm Band” which introduces children to new instruments, rhythms, and scales.

IMG_0959 Charie Reid, Spanish Teacher

Charie is a volunteer in our MWF class. She guides the children through developmentally appropriate Spanish lessons with familiar words, phrases and favorite songs. Charie was our original Director at Grace, and has a long history with the preschool.