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.