Joi Ward


Education Specialist

At the core of Joi’s educational practice is her passion for creating innovative learning experiences and building meaningful and authentic relationships with students.

Before joining the Latitude team, Joi worked as a Public Allies Health, Wellness and Counseling Fellow at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. As a Fellow, Joi supervised Personal Growth Projects, provided low-level counseling, co-led weekend wilderness trips and served as a key adult through the restorative justice process.

Joi has traveled extensively during her years of study in both England, Ecuador and as a Fulbright teaching assistant in Malaysia. During her Fulbright year, Joi focused on creating engaging opportunities for students to build community while learning and practicing their English skills.

Joi is a creative individual and considers her interpersonal skills to be one of her strongest assets. She is inspired by the creativity and honesty of young people and enjoys contributing to projects that support their academic and personal growth. Joi holds a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College where she studied Sociology and Music, an M.Ed. from High Tech High Graduate school of Education and a Masters in Special Education from Cal State East Bay.

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