Joan Beauregard

About Joan

Joan Beauregard has served in the field of education for the past forty-four years. Joan’s experience in independent, public and parochial schools (Roman Catholic and Episcopalian) first started as a middle school English teacher in Connecticut. As she accompanied her husband, Jim, to Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Wash due to his military assignments in the US Coast Guard she taught across several early childhood and elementary grades. Joan served as Associate Head of School before becoming a Head of School.

For the past 26 years Joan has been the Head of five schools including 13 years as the Head of St Thomas School (WA), five years as an Interim Head at three schools, Giddens School (WA), The Little School (WA) and The Oaks School (CA) and for the last 8 years as Head of Hamlin Robinson School (WA).  While at Hamlin Robinson School Joan established the award winning HRS Learning Center and the Resident Teacher Training Program, completed the school’s first capital campaign, moved the school to a newly built campus, increased enrollment by 180%, strengthened the finances and established several endowments.

Joan holds a B.A. in English and Education from Annhurst College, a M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Federal City College and her Wash Administrative Credentials at Seattle Pacific University.

Joan has been very active in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, NWAIS, serving as a trustee for over 15 years and has held many leadership positions such as Standards and Practices Chair, Treasurer and President. She was also president of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. She is an executive committee member of Country Day School Headmaster’s Association and a member of Head Mistresses of the East. She has served on the boards of many independent schools and other organizations and also on over a dozen accreditation teams. Joan was a member of the NWAIS’ Accreditation Committee for the past 17 years. She is a founding faculty member of Pathways to Leadership, a two year program for aspiring woman leaders and has co-facilitated or presented at many regional governance workshops.

Joan joins Educators’ Collaborative to assist schools nationwide with head and administrative searches, governance, strategic thinking and program development and executive coaching.

Professional Experience

  • Educators’ Collaborative, LLC –  Partner, 2018 – Present
  • Hamlin Robinson School, WA – Head of School, 2010 – 2018
  • The Oaks School, CA – Interim Head of School, 2009 – 2010
  • Little School, WA – Interim Head of School, 2008 – 2009
  • Giddens School, WA – Interim Head of School, Acting Head of School, 2005 – 2008
  • Thomas School, WA – Head of School, Associate Head of School, Teacher – 1981 – 2005
  • Mutual Elementary School, MD – Teacher, 1977 – 1981
  • St Francis Xavier School, Washington, DC – Primary Grades Teacher, 1975 – 1977
  • Norwich Public Schools, CT – Primary Grades Teacher, 1974 – 1975
  • St Mary’s School- CT, Middle School Teacher, 1973 – 1974

Education

  • Seattle Pacific UniversityWashington Administrative Credential Program, 1986
  • Federal City College – M.A.T. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1977
  • Annhurst College- Elementary Education and English, 1973

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), Board of Governors, 1996-2007 & 2015 to present
  • Co-chaired and served on numerous Accreditation Teams for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools
  • The Head Mistresses Association of the East, 2018 to present
  • Country Day School Headmasters Association, 2003 to present, Executive Committee, 2016 to present
  • National Association of Principals of School for Girls (The Heads Network) 1996 to present, Counsel at Large, 2004-2005
  • Private School Advisory Committee to the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1996 – 2005
  • Trustee, French American School of Puget Sound, 2002 to present
  • Trustee, The Seattle Girls School, 2006 to present, Co-Chaired the Search Committee in 2016
  • Washington Federation of Independent Schools, 1995-2005, President, 2001 to 2003
  • Trustee, University Child Development School, 1984-1989
  • Trustee, Open Window School, 1989-1997
  • NWAIS, President, 2003-2005, Treasurer, 2000-2003, Standards and Practices Chair, 2014-2018, Accreditation Committee, 1991 to 2018 and numerous other committees
  • Professional Development Presenter: NWAIS Board Chair Workshop 2013-2015, NWAIS New Trustee Workshop 2012-2015 – 2018, Institutional Leadership Conference 2015 – 2018, Pathways to Leadership for Aspiring Woman Leaders, 2016 to present. (Founding Faculty)