“Over the past few months, Joan had brought her great knowledge, insights and passion about the teaching profession to EdSource in a volunteer capacity as a Visiting Policy Fellow.Her work at EdSource was a coda to a stellar career.”

“She was the driving force behind the New Generations of Educators Initiative, supported by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, which from 2014-2019, sought to transform teacher preparation programs throughout the CSU system.”

Linked Learning Alliance

“…one of our greatest leaders and Champions.”

“Joan leaves a legacy that will continue to have a lasting impact on students’ lives – the future leaders of California and our nation.”

“It is hard to view our field today and not recognize Joan’s central role in its evolution – as a friend, a groundbreaking force for systemic change and as one of the kindest, smartest, and fiercest advocates for our movement and our shared aspirations for young people.”

“Deservedly, Joan was selected by the Linked Learning field to receive the 2017 Linked Learning Educator Champion Award.”