Joan Brand Class of '93
- M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning with Technology with Level 2 Teaching Certificate in Psychology, History, and Technology, Ashford University
- Teaching Endorsement, Prescott College
- B.S. in Psychology, University of Utah
Awards and Honors:
Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake 20 Years of Service Award
Moderates the following activities:
- Jr. Core Moderator
An alumna of Judge Memorial’s class of 1993, Joan Brand has been an educator for Judge Memorial since 2001. She teaches AP U.S. History and World History. Additionally, she oversees the graduation committee, moderates the Judge bowling club, yearbook, and advises the Judge Junior Core. When not with her students, Ms. Brand enjoys bowling, singing, and spending time with her children.
A deeply rooted connection to her community, and a love of learning is evident in Ms. Brand's career path in education that spans over 20 years. Beginning in 1997, she taught classes in social studies, religion, and science for middle school at Blessed Sacrament School. She taught world history and religion for St. John the Baptist Middle School before joining the religion department of her alma mater in 2001. While at Judge Memorial, her involvement in a variety of areas has been invaluable. She served as the religion department chair for five years, she implemented and taught an introduction to technology course for incoming students for the technology department, and currently she chairs the graduation committee and moderates the award-winning yearbook program, while teaching classes in history and psychology.
For Ms. Brand, her favorite part of teaching is "her students." She hopes that she can be a source of motivation for her students, in a similar way that one of her own high school teachers was for her, “Dan John as a teacher inspired me daily to be a better person when I was his student.”
One of Ms. Brand's favorite quotes comes from Emily Dickinson:
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.