Joanne Townsend - Grade 7/8 Teacher - Range Lake North School

 Joanne Townsend is the new Grade 7/8 Teacher for the remainder of the 2016/17 school year. She is originally from Saskatchewan, but has been happy to call Yellowknife home for the last 20 years. Joanne and her husband have three children, all of whom attend Range Lake North School.

Joanne received her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and began her teaching career at Kaw Tay Whee School in Dettah in 2005.  Since starting her family in 2008, she also spent several years working as a Substitute Teacher with YK1. This experience proved invaluable, as it allowed Joanne to teach at all Grade levels, and most significantly, to learn from all of the dedicated teaching professionals that she substituted for and work alongside over the years. Joanne also got the opportunity during this time, to meet, work with, and be inspired by, the wonderful students of Range Lake North School. 

Outside of school, Joanne can most often be found shuttling my children to and from soccer games and swimming lessons. Her family enjoys spending time outdoors, participating in community events, traveling and they are dedicated fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders!

Joanne is excited for this opportunity to continue to pursue her professional goals as a classroom teacher, and is especially thrilled to be able to do it in a school so close to her heart.