Janis is an early childhood education supporter and advocate. Providing a nurturing, child-centered educational environment for young learners has been her mission for over thirty years. She enjoys and appreciates the natural curiosity and energy of young children, and the joy that they share each day. The opportunity to work with the dedicated staff of First Baptist Waynesboro Weekday Preschool and the children and families served there allows her to happily continue her commitment to providing enriching experiences for young children.
Upon graduating from James Madison University with degrees in Business Communications and Early Childhood Education, she taught for several years before returning to earn her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. She later received an additional endorsement in Administration and Supervision. She retired from Waynesboro Public Schools after thirty years as a public school teacher.
She is a native of Waynesboro and is married to Jimmy Rule who works at James Madison University. Their daughter, Jamie, also lives in Waynesboro and their son, Jacob, lives in Arizona with his wife and children.
Visiting her grandchildren, assisting area animal rescue groups, taking care of her rescue pets and reading keep her busy when she is not enjoying the company of children.
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