Originally from Chichester in the South of England, Joanna attended the University of Exeter, reading Geography. She went on to pursue her career as a teacher through the highly competitive Teach First Programme, gaining her PGCE at the University College of London’s Institute of Education, and beginning her career in South East London in the maintained sector. She has since worked at a state boarding school in Surrey before beginning at Reading Blue Coat School in September 2018.
Aside from her interest in Geography, Joanna is a keen runner, netball player, skier and gym enthusiast. With her family now based in Devon she loves nothing more than a walk in the countryside with their golden retriever, Digby. She is thrilled to be a member of Blue Coat’s thriving community as both a teacher and a girls games coach and looks forward to participating in school trips abroad during her time at Blue Coat.