Joan is a life-long learner and leader in education. Her participation in, and delivery of professional development for teachers spans decades. She brings practical classroom experience as a teacher and department chairperson, as well as educational consultant, staff development director and curriculum specialist. As an administrator, Joan focused on extensive collaboration, data driven decision making and communicating progress toward achieving learning goals for both students and staff. Her efforts in school improvement brought numerous grants for reading, critical thinking and ESL programs to impact student achievement. Facilitator, coach and leader are three words that describe the seasoned skills Joan brings to school environments.