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Meet Mrs. Gocking


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My name is Joan Gocking and I am the paraprofessional in Mrs. Campbell’s Pre-K room. I am so excited to be working in Pre-K! I substituted for the North Mac School District the last seven and a half years, and Pre-K was always my favorite place to be! 


I have an Elementary Education degree and a minor in Early Childhood Education. Besides Pre-K, I taught First Grade and Kindergarten right out of college. I also was a secretary and a stay- at-home Mom for a while, too. 

An interesting fact about me is that while my name starts with a G, it is pronounced like a J so it is pronounce “Jawking”. 

I live in Virden with my husband, Steve, son Nathan and dog Kubby. My Mom lives with us during the Winter and early Spring. Steve is a Pastor and works part time at DiCarlo’s. Nathan is in the band and plays trumpet and loves all things about computers. I love to take walks with Kubby, knit and bake in my spare time. 

Pre-K is such an exciting place to be! It is a privilege to work with your child!