JoAnn is a native of the Washington, DC metro area. She is a graduate from Virginia Tech. She worked for several years as a marketing engineer in Maryland and Northern Virginia before continuing education in early childhood development. JoAnn and husband Berry have lived in Kernersville since 1992. They have two grown children, Berrick and Kelly. JoAnn was a teacher in the preschool four year old program prior to becoming the Director of the preschool in 2001. She and her husband enjoy music, outdoor activity, and spending time with the family.