Joyce’s determination, perseverance and integrity are evident as she does everything imaginable to support these middle schoolers. She is tenacious in reaching parents AND caregivers. She responds skillfully and compassionately to crises. She works closely with other service providers to provide full wrap around support and still manages to respond to the steady stream of young people at her door. She sits on the district’s monthly attendance board, and looks for systemic solutions, like expanding the bus pass program.
As her Principal says, “Joyce is exactly what administrator have been yearning for in schools that serve vulnerable populations; I can’t imagine a day without Joyce!”