With a BA in psychology, Joanna began teaching special education for pre-kindergarten/ kindergarten age students in Austin, TX, USA, for three years before moving abroad in 2008. She then taught in South America for another three years as a third grade generalist and a gifted and talented instructor and program designer. After returning to Austin and teaching kindergarten, Joanna moved overseas again for the opportunity to teach MYP special education needs and EAL at an IB World school in India. During her four years there, Joanna completed a Master in Education in International Education Administration from Endicott College.
In addition to her educational roles, Joanna is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She enjoys writing poetry, painting, the fiber arts, jewelry design, pilates, scuba diving, running and swimming. Like most international teachers, Joanna thrives off learning about new places, people and cultures, and she looks forward to further exploring this beautiful country.