Joan M. Smith – Area 2
Current Trustee Areas
Joan is a native of Kern County. She was born in Wasco and resides in Delano.
Joan earned her BA, her Master’s in Education (Reading & Early Literacy) and her teaching credential from CSU, Bakersfield.
Joan was a teacher in the Delano Union School District from 1978 to 2017. She participated in a variety of leadership positions including District Kindergarten Chair, Bilingual Education Committee, School Site Title 1 Leadership. She also provided parent training for the Migrant Education Program.
Joan worked as a teacher on special assignment as a trainer for Accelerating Literacy and all district literacy curricula and professional development, and in the BTSA and New Teacher Support program, focused on professional development and support for new teachers countywide.
She has served as an adjunct faculty member at CSUB School of Education since 2001 and also taught at Bakersfield College’s Delano Campus.
Joan is actively involved in the Delano community with many local community organizations.