Joan manages our inservice portal, MyPD, and supports administrators, teachers, and educational support personnel with their certification and other inservice needs.
Joan Calvin – My Story
I have been with the OPL since September 2019. Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, I am a sweet corn, Iowa Hawkeye fan (waving to those Cancer Kids from the stadium crowd), city raised and one time Cow Tipper kind of girl! I am happily married for a 2nd time and with my husband we have 4 grown children, 11 grandkids ranging in ages 3-33 and 4 great grandkids. Moving here just before Ivan hit and was an experience I will never forget! I immensely enjoy the Southern Charm I was blessed with by neighbors, co-workers, and the community in general. I have grown to love this area. Coming from Iowa and working with a Community College there has given me the love of working in education. Students are always first no matter what age or grade or school they are attending, and I plan to keep that as my main focus going forward.
Working with Mike Thorpe and his “on the ball” staff in Professional Development is a privilege and a pleasure, and makes learning new things exciting. I appreciate the ability given to me to expand my knowledge to better serve the needs of students and staff.