Joanna joined Capital City as a founding teacher in 2000. Prior to Capital City, Joanna taught for ten years in the DC Public School system at Hearst Elementary and at the Fillmore Arts Center.
Joanna has a Master of Arts in Drama/Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts/Theatre from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She is certified to teach drama for K-12th grades.
Joanna has presented master classes on arts integration at seven Expeditionary Learning national conferences around the country and at several Theatre In Our Schools mini-conferences. She has served on the Instructional Leadership Team at Capital City and has been instrumental in building many school-culture traditions and the development of our arts program.
Joanna has written three musicals for young audiences and is working on several new scripts and a children's book.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going to Maine every summer.