Ms. Joanne Park

HS Physics


Joanne is thrilled to become a part of the vibrant community of SPASH. Originally from Korea, she moved to the U.S. as a 10th grader and completed high school at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California. She then continued her academic journey focusing on science and successfully earned a degree in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Following graduation, Joanne returned to Korea, where she discovered her passion for teaching through diverse teaching opportunities. This experience eventually led her to establish a local SAT school, where she dedicated herself to teaching and providing academic counseling to various students for nearly ten years. After relocating to New Jersey, Joanne continued pursuing her teaching career by completing the State’s alternative route to receive New Jersey teaching certificates in biological science and elementary education. With primary expertise in science, she worked as a high school biology teacher in New Jersey, along with several years of teaching experience across multiple grade levels.

Beyond the classroom, she loves spending quality time with her daughter, Anna, engaging in various activities. Joanne and Anna are eagerly looking forward to their upcoming adventures and the excitement that awaits them in Vietnam!


  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.