In 2000, Joan joined VAIS after several years teaching lower school in both independent and public schools. Joan’s focus at VAIS is on professional development organizing all the logistical aspects of each event. In addition to those responsibilities, she also maintains and manages the member database as well as coordinating all the annual statistical information for the association. Joan holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Reading from East Carolina University and has taken several graduate level courses.