ABOUT OUR FACULTY
Founded by former university faculty and researchers, Learning Sciences International employs only the most highly qualified professionals as staff developers—those with extensive real-world classroom experience.
Joan Gibbons, MSEd
Joan McCormick Gibbons, MSEd, is a leading expert in school leadership and instruction. She works as a staff developer with Learning Sciences International with a focus on teacher evaluation, classroom observations and guiding schools for reform. Her background in education with 34 years of service involve classroom teaching, district and school administration, principal mentorship programing, and professional development in teaching and learning. Joan has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, interim assistant superintendent, professor in math methods, trainer in classroom walkthoughs and instructional leadership team initiatives, and mentor to both aspiring and new principals. These experiences give her depth and in supporting schools striving for implementation of research-based instruction and evaluation models. Joan holds active professional certifications in elementary education, K-12 school leadership and K-12 Principalship. She earned her undergrad degree in elementary and middle school science education from the University of Central Florida, her master’s degree in educational leadership and all doctoral coursework in school leadership and curriculum from Florida Atlantic University.
Mrs. Gibbons’ passion includes working with teachers and school leaders, especially in the areas of standards-based teaching, instructional improvement and school leadership teamwork resulting in building growth in teaching and learning.
- Joan Gibbons, MSEd