Ms. Joy Scranton

Phone: 816-874-3720 Ext. 52322


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed) Bachelors in Elementary Education Early Childhood Certification Elementary Education Certification Library Media Specialist Certification

Ms. Joy Scranton

I love being a teacher!  For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. In second grade, my teacher helped me realize I did not want to be just any teacher, I wanted to be like her.   I decided right then I would take the time to look past the outside of children to see what is in their hearts.  This, along with instilling a love for learning, helping children interact with respect, and recognizing that all children can learn, has been a lifelong goal for me. Even after 28 years as I teacher, I believe I am one of the luckiest people I know because I get to come to school every day and do what I love!

I enjoy the opportunity to know where your child has come from and where he/she is going because I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade, along with two years as a mentor teacher where I worked with and helped new teachers as they started teaching.  This will be my 13th year to work with the amazing students and staff at Voy Spears.  In addition to the thrill of making a difference in the life of a child, I am humbled to have been selected as the 2010 Voy Spears Teacher of the Year and the 2004 Independence School District Teacher of the Year.

My wonderful husband, Tom, and I are the proud parents of amazing 7th grade twin daughters! Along with enjoying time with my family and friends, I enjoy singing, acting, traveling, live theater, organizing (yes, it’s true!) and reading out loud using fun voices. 

Your child is truly a precious gift.  I am honored to work with you to enhance your child’s growth this year.  Please know I will support you and your child in any way I can, so your child will not only be successful, but develop a love for learning along the way.  It will truly be a “DOT-tacular” year in the Scranton Family! 

BSSD Announcements

Mission and Goals

    The faculty and staff at Voy Spears Jr. Elementary along with parents, share the responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes life-long learning for all students.  Each child is unique and will have an opportunity to develop his or her potential to become a productive citizen in our diverse global society.  Through a nurturing and caring environment, children will attain a high standard of achievement and personal responsibility.  Therefore, our students always come first. 
    Voy Spears Pledge: 
    As a Voy Spears Falcon I will always do my BEST.
       B-Be a responsible student
       E-Expect my best
       S-Show safe behavior
       T-Treat others respectfully 
    Goals and Expectations:
    • Provide an all inclusive academic curriculum that goes beyond the basic skills
    • Students will develop positive character traits
    • Students will have the opportunity to use updated technology
    • A spirit of community togetherness will be fostered through service projects and activities to enhance the school environment
    • Strive to earn superior scores on statewide testing