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Meet Us

Margaret Schumacher, School Director
Margaret Schumacher, School Director

My name is Margaret, but please call me Mugsy! I have worked in early childhood education for over 32 years and I have both an AA in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors of Arts degree.

I have been married to my husband, Pat, for nearly 30 years and even though I am the actual mother to four grown children, I see myself as everyone’s mother. I work to be a champion for all children and all families. I consider it an honor to provide our children a strong educational foundation and I work relentlessly to improve our school. I continue to take courses and read often to make certain that I'm doing everything I can to provide great care for our kids and the Sleater-Kinney Cadence Academy community.

Joni Turnquist, Assistant Director
Joni Turnquist, Assistant Director

Hi my name is Joni and I am the Assistant Director here at the Sleater Kinney Cadence Academy location. I have been working in childcare for over almost six years and with Cadence Academy for the last 3, most of my time being spent with children ranging from one to five. I have an AA in Childhood Education, as well as having completed the leadership training program provided through Cadence Academy. I have recently been promoted to Assistant Director and am loving my new role that allows me to interact and communicate with the parents on a new level. Outside of work I enjoy camping and spending time outdoors with my husband Marcus and our two kids, Marshall and Jordyn.

Aarika Loverly, Teacher
Aarika Loverly, Teacher

Hello, my name is Aarika. I have been working in childcare for three years and currently I am the lead preschool teacher here at Cadence Academy. I am working on completing my CDA and am also involved in the leadership training program offered through Cadence Academy. I love being a teacher and getting to spend all day with the kids helping them to grow. One of my main focus’s with parents is communication both written and verbal. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Kaleb, and my six month old son, Jace.


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Enrolled Families: 360-459-0194

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Address & Directions

4110 6th Ave NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Corner of 6th and Sleater Kinney directly across the street from North Thurston High School



Monday - Friday
6:00am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence