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Joanna George

2nd Grade

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Mrs. George holds a Master of Ed with a concentration in reading, University of Oregon, and Bachelor of Science, Education, University of Oregon, Engleman Learning Center. She was a member of the teaching team that piloted the Distar reading and math programs. Honors: University of Oregon Junior and Senior Women's Honorary; outstanding intern teacher award; dean's list; began a doctoral program with a full-ride scholarship before moving to California. Post Master's work: UC Berkeley and Portland State University, primarily in reading and math diagnosis and remediation, leading to a Learning Disability Certification. She holds an Oregon Standard Elementary Certificate with endorsement to teach learning disabled children and a California Standard Elementary Certificate with endorsement to teach severely handicapped and learning disabled children. Mrs. George also designed and implemented a program for gifted and talented students while teaching in Oregon.

Upon moving to California, Mrs. George taught special education for the severely handicapped in Vallejo, then K-1 at Hamlin School for Girls, San Francisco. She was initially hired by Hamlin to reconstitute the Kindergarten program, implementing a new curriculum for K-1. She was on the Hamlin team that administered a rigorous admissions process for K-2. She has been a mentor/supervising teacher for San Francisco State University student teachers and a guest lecturer on education at San Francisco State University. She was a longtime member of the board of trustees for Landmark School, Beverly, Massachusetts.

At The Presentation School Mrs. George has been an art teacher and taught grades 2 & 4. 

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