important announcmentLast week of school is

May 9-13!




Jami Jones

Director of Pre-K

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My name is Jami Jones, and I am the new director of 1st Pres PreK! I moved to Muncie in 2001 when I attended Ball State to earn my Master’s Degree. I am married to Mike and we have one daughter, Mia, who is 6.  I have 15 years of classroom experience including grades 1-9, with most of my time spent in Middle School Language Arts. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. For the past 6 years, I have been a stay at home mom with Mia.  This has given me the opportunity to spend time on projects at church, volunteer with community organizations, and aid in Mia’s classrooms.  Mia attended 1st Pres for three years, and we have felt like it is a family.  I am so excited to be joining the team of teachers to make this year the best one yet.  


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Nikki Stanley

4/5 year old teacher



Mrs. Stanley teaches the M/W/F 4-5 year old 9-3 class and the T/TH 9-3 class.  Nikki has an engaging personality and brings 20 years of experience guiding children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.  As a graduate of Ball State University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in early childhood special education, Nikki brings expertise and high quality experiences to our program. Nikki has completed multiple additional special education and Autism trainings.  Additionally Nikki is a trained Developmental Therapist with First Steps.  Nikki’s vast teaching experiences will allow her to contribute greatly to the continued high level of child development and education programs at First Pres.  Married with two girls, Nikki has a passion for education and making a difference in young lives.  Nikki's vast teaching experience allows her to be a great mentor and team support to other staff.



Michele Barber

Parents' Day Out & Toddler Time

Michele teaches the Parents' Day Out & Toddler Time classes and has over 12 years experience in the child development field. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. Michele has extensive experience coordinating church based after school care and programming. Michele has been married for 21 years to Brian and has 3 children; Michaela, Nathaniel and Olivia. Michele enjoys scrap booking, baking and cake decorating in her spare time.



Sarah Daugherty

3 year old teacher

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Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and completed her Master’s in Education in May, 2014.  Sarah has 14 years of teaching experience in preschool and 4 years in the public school system.  Sarah is married to Mark and they have two children.  Sarah has a strong passion for preparing our youngest children for kindergarten.   Reading and working in her flower garden are favorite pastimes.



Carole Cardemon

4/5 year old teacher


Carole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University, taught kindergarten for 5 years and has served on First Presbyterian’s Pre-K Advisory Board.  Carole is married to Chris and they have 4 children who have all attended First Pres!  Carole enjoys time with her family and is active with her children in their various activities.
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Mrs. Maddox teaches one of our 3-4 year old classes.  Binnette graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2004. While attending BSU Binnette worked as a helper in our preschool.  Experiences post-graduation from BSU include lead teacher East Madison Head Start, Developmental Interventionist with Down Syndrome of Louisville, First Steps of Indiana and Therapy Solutions LLC in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Maddox is married with 3 children, two of which are graduates of our program. Mrs. Maddox’s warm personality and bright smile are engaging. 

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  3 year old teacher