Mrs. Joann M. Chambers | St. Lawrence University Education

Mrs. Joann M. Chambers

Joann Chambers
Class year: 
Class of 2011
Hopkinton, NY

Current Position: Superintendent, Potsdam High School

Position held since: 2015

Previous Employment: 1987-1991 – Secondary English Teacher, Lowville Academy and Central School; 1992-1994 – Secondary English Teacher, Pulaski Academy and Central School; 1994-2004 – Middle School English Teacher, A.A. Kingston Middle School, Potsdam; 2004-2008 – Elementary Principal, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, Potsdam, 2008 - 2015 - High School Principal, Potsdam Central School.

Educational Background:
B.A. English (Writing) and Education – SUNY Potsdam, 1987
M.S. Education – SUNY Potsdam, 1990

My St. Lawrence Experience: I absolutely loved my time at St. Lawrence University. The graduate courses in educational leadership were small, and I learned as much from my colleagues as I did from the instructors. Each member of the class brought their own unique experiences, and it was exhilarating to talk about how each of us approached the many challenges that school leaders face today. I found the faculty and my advisors to be very empathetic to the demands of a working professional and appreciated the flexibility provided to me throughout the program.