Ms. Joanne was born in Philadelphia and during her childhood she moved to Ecuador. She studied medicine and became a Family Physician. She also earned a Master’s degree in Early Childhood education because she realized her true calling was working with young children. Ms. Joanne is fluent in Spanish and learned American Sign Language as a way to communicate with babies and toddlers.
“I am inspired by the curiosity and wonder of young children. It brings me joy to help them learn and grow. “
Ms. Paige started working with children in high school when she got her first job in the nursery at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. She graduated from Orlando Tech with her Staff Credential and is pursuing her Director’s Credential. Teaching children has always been Ms. Paige’s passion.
“There is nothing better than going to work each morning to hear the children yell, “Ms. Paige!” as they run over and give you hugs. Working with children is such a joy that most days it doesn’t feel like a job at all.”