Joyce Handran-Director

Joyce Handran

Messiah Preschool Director

When did you start working at Messiah Preschool?


Tell us a little about your family.

My husband and I have three grown children, one daughter and two sons.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, we have two cats named Atticus and Boo.

Favorite children’s book:

Goodnight Moon

Favorite children’s song:

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Favorite color:

Dark Green

Favorite animal:

Koala Bear

Tell us something else about yourself (hobbies, passions, fun facts about you).

Some things I really enjoy doing are reading, taking walks, and spending time with my family. 

Favorite thing about teaching preschool:

My favorite thing about working in a preschool is getting to play with my preschool friends and discover new things together.

What is something you have learned about yourself or your faith from your students?

Sometimes it takes multiple attempts and varying methods of instruction before a student comprehends a lesson. At what point an idea becomes truth varies for each child. I’ve learned the same is true for one’s spiritual journey—our pathway to truth may look very different from that of our neighbor. Relax. God’s timing is perfect.

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