Joanna has been working in the field of early care and education for the entirety of her career. Throughout her career she has taken a cross-systems approach to the work, engaging in professional development supports while working at the local, state, regional, and national levels. In addition to facilitating the CDA with CLASS; she completes CLASS observations, trains on interactions, curriculum, and assessment, and serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia.
Joanna has a Masters of Arts in Education, early childhood from Antioch University, Seattle. She is Infant, Toddler, and PreK CLASS certified. She is also Infant Toddler Care modules I-V certified.
Joanna is a mother of five children, two with disabilities and chronic health care issues. When she is not spending time with family, she enjoys hiking and reading.