Joanne is a native Texan and grew up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M, she moved to the Dallas area where she worked for over 10 years as a computer programmer and in the computer security area. She and her husband have been married 25 years and have two children. Joanne became a stay-at-home mom after their second child was born and spent many hours as a school volunteer from the time her oldest was in preschool. She began to teach at CRCDS, substitute teach in Plano, and became a certified teacher once her children were older. Joanne truly enjoys teaching and feels so blessed that she is able to do something that she loves!
Favorite scripture: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Family Members: Husband: Jon Children: Lincoln and Andrea
Hobbies, Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, planting flowers and working in the yard, reading, playing cards and games, and making a positive difference in the lives of children
What do most people not know about you? I never even thought about being a teacher originally, although I come from a long line of teachers in my family.
Who has inspired you the most in your life and why? My dad. He came to this country from Germany in his early twenties. He was working on a ship that came to a port in Houston, TX, and soon after decided to move to America and become a citizen. He worked hard, put himself through night school, and became a successful engineer as well as a wonderful husband, dad, and provider for his family.
Dream Vacation: Somewhere that I am surrounded by the beauty of nature!