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Ms. Joanne Shields
I am a special education teacher in a multi-age class at Northside Elementary School of the Arts. I grew up in Willoughby, Ohio, and moved to South Carolina when I was 19 years old. I attended Winthrop University, and have been teaching for 20 years. I volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as a trainer and presenter for their programs that involve parents, family caregivers and teachers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. I spend my spare time with my grown children, grandchildren and granddogs. I enjoy painting, geocaching and traveling with them.