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Classroom Teachers

Miss Sue - Toddler I

Susan Balsley -

I am thrilled to be teaching at Joyful Noises! I have been a toddler teacher for 13 years and I have loved every minute. The toddler age has always been my favorite because everyday is a new day and adventure with them.


I have an Associates degree in Early Education and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Johnson State College in Vermont. I am lead teacher certified in Infant and Toddlers.


While my children, Michael and Sarah were growing up I was a draftsperson for 20 years. Once they grew up (and didn’t need me) I happily returned to teaching.


When I’m not at work, you can find me bicycling the rail trail, enjoying time with my friends and family, tending to my garden or simply with a great book!


I look forward to many happy days at Joyful Noises!


 Miss Becky - Toddler Float Teacher

Rebecca Constantino - I have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a certificate in Infant and toddler care from North Shore Community college and am currently working on my Bachelors degree in Early Education online at UMass Amherst. I am a certified lead teacher in infant, toddler and preschool age. For the last six years I have been a float teacher and toddler teacher in two different preschool settings. I quickly grew to love the toddler age. I love watching them learn and explore and conquer new things every day. When I am not working or doing school work I enjoy making beaded jewelry, attending craft fairs, concerts, and spending time with my family and friends. I am really excited about this new adventure at Joyful Noises!

Float & Part Time Teachers

Miss Kathy - Preschool Float Teacher

Kathy Holmes - Hello, I’m Miss Kathy!  I hold an Associate Degree from Marian Court College and I am currently enrolled in Early Childhood courses at North Shore Community College with plans of pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree.  I have volunteered in both the North Andover School system and the Governor's Academy Parent Allies.  Fostering a love for learning and nurturing young children has been my life’s passion. In my spare time I enjoy vacationing in Maine, reading, and spending time with family and friends.  Today, I am excited to be a new member of the Joyful Noises teaching team and I look forward to becoming  a part of the caring community of learners at Joyful Noises Preschool.

Miss Melissa - Float Teacher

I grew up in Westport CT where I discovered my love for working with young children. After graduating from UNH in Early Childhood Education I moved to Australia where I taught both kindergarten and Pre-K. After traveling through many countries, I ended up in Massachusetts. I taught Pre-K at the Jewish Community Center for 10 years then had my own two children. I am now working as a para-professional in the Cole School in Boxford and have been there for 18 years. Along with my love of children I enjoy swimming, exercising and playing with my 5 dogs.

Substitute and Seasonal Teachers

Miss Cathy - Substitute  Teacher

Cathy Imboden - I have been a Toddler teacher at JNP from 2004 - 2017. I started as a float teacher and then taught in Toddler 2. I graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in psychology and minor in education. My husband Scott and I have lived in Topsfield since 1987, and have two adult daughters. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and volunteering with various charities. I look forward to my new role as a substitute for JNP.