Joanna Parker holds a master's degree in Education, focusing on early childhood education, from Antioch University. In addition to her role as an instructor at the UWM School of Continuing Education, Joanna is a Wisconsin Southern Region Community Collaboration Coach and an independent consultant.
Among her previous professional experiences, Joanna provided training and technical assistance through the Head Start program. Joanna also worked for the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association as a trainer for child care providers in Milwaukee. She has held both administrative and leadership positions within Head Start and child care programs. Joanna began her career as a child care teacher working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.