Joan has been with District 241 since 2007. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education- K-6 from Bemidji State University. Joan attended Bemidji State University from 1988-1991. Joan has taught as a substitute teacher in Albert Lea and the surrounding communities.
She is involved in teaching in the after school program, teaching summer school and helping with SPIRIT activities. Joan is a member of Minnesota Teachers Association and Minnesota Kindergarten Association.