Marketing Director and Founder of Mother Teresa Academy
Mrs. Maddalone followed her vision and listened to God’s voice when He told her to go and open a school where children would learn to apply Catholic Christian values to their everyday lives. It was then that Mother Teresa Academy was founded in 2006 with she as its’ Director.
Joyce is the matriarch of the Maddalone family; which includes her husband, Hank of fifty-six years, eight sons, six daughters, forty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchild. She lost her beloved husband, Hank in April 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.
For over 40 years Joyce has taken an active role in the community, for 50 years, she has been a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s in Human Services. Joyce was the Nursing Director and Founder of Action Nursing Service and Maddalone Medical Supplies. Joyce previously combined her love of children and nursing as the nurse at St. Paul the Apostle and St. John the Evangelist Schools in Schenectady, N.Y. where she donated her time for many years. Even though her children were grown; Joyce was a Girl Scout leader for 20 years as well as having been a Boy Scout Leader for 10 years. Joyce is a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Glenville, N.Y., where she is one of the Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters and Lectors. Joyce is a member of the weekly Prison Ministry at Mount McGregor Prison, a Rite of Christian Initiation team member, a member of the Parish Nurses, member of the Elizabeth Mother Ministry, a member of the Welcoming Committee and has participated in four medical missions to Peru and the Dominican Republic. Joyce has been a member of the Glenville Rotary for more than twenty years and is a past President. Joyce is also a member of the Southern Saratoga Chamber Of Commerce..
Have you taken a breath yet? It is hard to believe how much living Joyce gets out of her life. One of her favorite expressions is, “when you need something done, ask a busy person.” Joyce was recently featured in Success Magazine, was awarded the Girl Scout’s “Women of Distinction Award” and was recognized by the Times Union as one of the twenty five people who make a difference in the Capital District.
When we look for role models for our children, Joyce’s name can easily be at the top of the list. Joyce is a leading example of when we put our faith in God and follow the path that He has set before us; blessings happen. Joyce has and will always find a way to be a central part of the community. Her entire life has been devoted to her children and the children of others, is a believer in the dreams of children, a motivator to encourage them, she has chosen to dedicate her life to the children.