Meet the JPS STaff

We love our amazing staff and they are what makes JPS the special place that it is! 

All of our staff are CPR certified and are required to take 24 hours of Early Childhood training each year. 

  • Prek 4 - Ms. Marcie

    Born and raised in Harlingen; married 20 years to a wonderful husband; blessed to be part of a blended family. Mother of 4 girls (all over 23 years old) and one son (16 years old). 

    I am a member of Livingway Family Church in Harlingen. I enjoy serving in the welcoming ministry.


    Child Care giver for 15 years. I have been happily employed at JPS since 2010.

    What I most like about being employed at Journey is that I’m able to plant God’s word in their hearts. My favorite verse “And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the LORD and not unto men.” - Col. 3:23

    God has placed a love for children in my heart and I feel blessed. My priority is

    to love the children and keep them safe and see their progress throughout the year. 

    My hobbies/interests are spending time with my family, working out, and  to

    my best ability making health a lifestyle.

  • prek 3 - MS. Sarah

    Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

    Formerly Taught: Ages 10-12 & After School Teacher Montessori Academy  

    Education: Graduated TSTC-Harlingen 2013 Associate's Degree in Applied Science Medical Assistant Certified & Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Education

    Hobbies: Spending time with family, Fishing, watching movies, gaming [Xbox, PS4], singing in my church Worship Team "Perfectly Broken," being with my youth group "Royal Chosen Priesthood"; taking photos, the beach, & singing all around in general. I’m a Dallas Cowboys Fan, love love Star Wars.


    Favorite TV shows: Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies, Steven Furtick, Jensten Franklin. 

    Family: Husband Armando & 2 fur babies: Rottweiler “Goliath" & English Bulldog "Athena" 

    Favorite Part of Job: Seeing my students accomplish a task they had struggled with and knowing you took part of it. :) Receiving those little hugs & hearing, “love you Ms. Sarah!”

  • PREK 2 - Ms. ruby

    My name is Ruby Garcia. I was born and raised in Harlingen. I've been in child education for 9 years. Here at Journey I am the PK2 teacher. It's always a joy and a privilege to be teaching young minds who will someday change the world. I love what I do and hope to continue doing so as long as possible. A few things about me are that I love to travel, I've been vegan since 2016 and am a minimalist. I live an eco-conscious lifestyle to the best of my ability to make the world a better place.  

  • Early childhood/ 18 month old class - Ms. Sabrina

    My name is Sabrina Serna. I was born and raised in Harlingen, TX. I have worked in childhood education for the past 10 years. I currently am a college student and majoring in early childhood education. I am also a mom to an amazing little boy named Landon Luke. Outside of work I love to spend time with family and go shopping. Working with children is a blessing everyday and I love to see them learn, grown, and enjoy being in my classroom. 

  • ms. veronica - Office administrator

    My name is Veronica Vasquez and I have been working at Journey Preschool for 3 years. My job when I started was that of a Teacher's Assistant and now I'm the Office Administrator. I love working with children and watching them learn and grow. I'm always sad to see them leave but cherish all the memories we have made together. I see us as a big family here at JPS. I look forward to seeing new faces come through our preschool doors.

  • ms. frances - teacher aid

    Hometown: I was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Raised in Tampa, Florida. 

    Education: First in my family to graduate High School; San Benito High School 2014. 

    As well as college, Dental Assisting at Texas State Technical College - Harlingen 2016

    Hobbies/ interests: Sleeping, Relaxing at the beach, spending time with friends & Family Photography

    Fav T.V. Show: Friends & That 70's show. 

    Family: Mom, Dad, 3 brother's & 1 sister. 

    Fav Part of my Job: Watching the kids grow & becoming so smart. They each have a personality of their own which I think is so funny.