About Joanna

Education

  • Bachelor’s in Psychology from Sonoma State
  • Master’s in Counseling from Sonoma State
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential

My Story

Since 2005, my family and I have called Petaluma home.  Over the ensuing 13 years my husband and I forged bonds with our community and raised our growing family. We have four daughters, ranging in age from 6 to 13. The older three have spent their entire educational journey in Petaluma public schools, with the older two currently enrolled in a Petaluma City School.  

I am passionate about education and educational equity, a truth that steered me to a career in school counseling. I attended Sonoma State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I am a credentialed School Counselor and have spent the beginning years of my career in the public schools working closely with students, teachers and families to foster academic success for all.