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Joanna Best

5th - 10th Grades Exceptional Children Teacher

Joanna has worked in education for over 20 years, first as a music teacher, then as an AIG teacher and finally int special education.  She continues to teach music privately and at the college level.   She enjoys the challenge of figuring out how to support unique learning needs in all academic areas.

Joanna is a graduate of Davidson College, earned a Masters in Music at Appalachian State University and did graduate study for special education at KU.  She has a band called Virginia and the Slims which performs across NC and often in and around western NC.  She and her husband Tom enjoy their mountain home 4,000 feet up in Sylva on Mt. Lyn Lowry and their Asheville home in West Asheville.  Son Boyd, age 13, attends Montford North Star Academy.  Tom and Joanna play tennis most weekends and enjoy playing mixed doubles in tournaments.

Joanna Best
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