Joan is an educator who believes in the power of positive thinking. She is passionate about instilling positive thinking and a growth mindset in every one of her students whether she is teaching Pre-Kinder or middle school, or any grade in between. She is active in her community in many ways & volunteer as much as she can. She is heavily involved in her school community & has found the non-profit that is truly her heart with 4GIRLS. She believes in the mission and has seen first-hand, as an educator, how 4GIRLS impacts young ladies lives. On a personal note, she loves kids, dogs, traveling, live music and spending time with family & friends. She is happily married to her husband who is a musician and is a “mom” to three dogs and a cat.