Joanne Emery has worked in private education for more than three decades. Currently, Joanne is an ELA Curriculum Coordinator at the Kent Place School. She has a B.A. in English from Douglass College, a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Education from Rutgers University, and has done extensive doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania in the area of Reading, Writing, and Literacy. Joanne has been a member of the Advisory Board at Rutgers University Center for Literacy for several years. Joanne is a poet, photographer, and artist. She was an original member of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project, creating needlework for one of Chicago’s quilts, which toured the country and Canada. She has published several academic articles as well as poetry, and her photography and mixed media work have been published and on exhibit throughout the United States.