• Thank you for visiting my website. I joined the EC staff at Northern Guilford High School in January of 2020. For the past several years, I worked at an independent school in Greensboro and at our family’s swim and tennis club. While most of my professional career I have been a writer and researcher, I have been passionate about teaching as a parent of five children, a coach in tennis and volleyball, and as a staff member for two U.S. Senators.

    After high school in New Jersey, I attended American University in Washington, DC. I spent several years working for the U.S. Senate before writing for lobbyists and non-profits. When I was hired to work as an In-School Restriction teacher, I found that I loved to help students struggling with a variety of problems. I attended George Mason University for a Master’s Degree in Special Education but didn’t complete the student teaching component because I had five children under the age of five! Before moving to North Carolina, we had a working horse farm in Northern Virginia. For the past ten years, I’ve lived in the Greensboro area with my husband and five kids (two away at college and three in high school). While here, I’ve helped my husband get our club up and running for business and worked at a private school. Outside of school, you might see me out running, playing tennis or attending a high school sporting event!

Joan Sloyan