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Mrs. Joanne Patton

Hello! I am starting my second year at GSIC. My first year was fantastic. I co-taught in our middle school. I enjoyed working with everyone. This year, I will be working with our high school. This will be my 17th year. 

I graduated from Augusta State University in 2003 with a bachelor of arts majoring in English with a minor in secondary education. I completed my Masters from Walden University in 2008. I have taught at Jefferson County and Warren County. I won teacher of the year for 2017-2018 at Warren Co. high school. 

I live in Appling which is between Harlem and Thomson. My husband and I have 2 adult sons, 4 german sheperds, 2 horses, 1 donkey and a cat. 

I was born and raised in Canada until I moved to the South in 1986. I try to visit my Canadian family and friends at least every other year. 

This year has had its challenges but together we can make it.