Head of School
Joanne is Head of School at the San Francisco Campus. She came to this role with over 20 years of experience in working with neurodiverse individuals in educational and home settings. In her most recent roles, she served in Admissions at Sterne School in San Francisco, and as Head of School at The Helix School in Mill Valley, CA. Supporting families to find that right educational fit has been highly rewarding!
Joanne is passionate about personalized and relationship-based education. Her many years of providing individualized learning programs have allowed her to see firsthand the valuable impact of considering the unique profile, preferences and interests of each student. She has found that tapping into motivation and teaching in a way that a student learns results in highly meaningful outcomes. Joanne holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Golden Gate University and a Master’s of Art degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is board-certified as a behavior analyst.