Joanne Ward is a 6th grade literacy and communication arts teacher at John Long Middle School. She has been working in the Grafton School District for 16 years. One of the most rewarding experiences of her profession has been working with the students and families of Grafton. She looks forward to continuing those relationships through her work with the Grafton Education Foundation. Joanne lives in Fredonia with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her extended family (many of whom live in the Ozaukee County area as well as in Grafton). In her free time she enjoys baking, reading and gardening. A summertime favorite is spending time up north. When she not renovating the cabin, you can find her relaxing with a good book or holding a fishing pole.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi