Joanie Deksnys

Joanie Deksnys

I love leading the staff team and providing support to parents/children in my role as Director of Golden Poppy. Prior to that, I have been teaching at Golden Poppy for over 15 years, starting as an aide, then a teacher in the Bear Room. I became the lead teacher of the Lion Room in 2005, Leopards in 2009, and the Tigers in 2010, where I have been teaching ever since.

I am proud to have had both of my sons graduate from Golden Poppy and be able to step so seamlessly into grade school. Consistent support and guidance between home and school provide the ideal environment for our children to thrive and become caring, inquisitive, young adults. I have a special interest in the unique temperaments of children and their language development (and therefore a passion for reading that I hope is contagious).

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