Born in Uganda, raised in England, Joanna has lived in France, Germany and Sweden, and now here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She comes from a family of educators; her father was the headmaster of a progressive, trail-blazing high school which she attended, eating educational philosophy every evening with dinner.
Joanna has worked with students of all ages, from K through high school, in many different capacities. She has led Gifted and Talented programs, taught Theatre, Literature and Language Arts, and worked in schools with different pedogogies and philosophies from traditional to Montessori.
Joanna has also worked professionally as an actor, director, and playwright. She says that directing a school is a bit like directing a play: it's all about providing an arena where everyone can shine, everyone is secure enough to collaborate, everyone is engaged in the same vision and between us all we make magic happen. Contact Joanna.