Students First

Joy is a former public school teacher, an executive with private sector experience, and a researcher with a passion for finding ways to improve our schools and improve student academic performance. Joy’s experience, dedication and passion for reform led to her appointment to the State Board of Education in January of 2012.


"The first step in solving this crisis is easy: respect our teachers!"

"How can someone lead our parents, educators and local school boards if she doesn't value their ideas and respect them as professionals? There are many problems in education, but in my view, solutions start with respecting parents and teachers. Teachers can see through Barresi's campaign gimmick, and it is insulting because of the timing of this announcement and the seriousness of our current education climate."


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