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"In life there is always someone who inspires you, challenges you, and encourages you to achieve your goal, JoAnn Nocera is one of those great educators who does just that. JoAnn has an energetic personality and she continually helps her students and staff to follow their dreams."

- Helen Koerner

"JoAnn approaches life and her life's work--education--with a passion and positivity that is infectious. Her dedication to arts-infused education has fostered a learning environment that is inclusive, experiential, collaborative, and which generates positive results. JoAnn is proof that joy is not superfluous to a quality education, but integral."

- Mike Kenny

JoAnn is a creative force! She inspires and continues to grow the love of art education and to deepen the true spirit of creativity. As Albert Einstein said, 'Creativity is contagious. Pass it on' JoAnn is contagious with her love and passion for being creative, heart and soul, and passing it on!

- Karen Pomeroy