Joana is the Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) teacher here at STMPS. She graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and her Initial Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education with an endorsement in German. She also earned her masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University.
After 15 years of teaching our Fourth and Fifth Grade classes, Joana became our MSL Specialist. In 2016, she completed the Slingerland Institute for Literacy’s Comprehensive Training (Yr.1). Joana and her husband Aaron have four children: Jarron, Ariana, Ryland, and Titus. She feels truly blessed to have been working with students and families at STMPS since 2000.