Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Joanna Neal

Hi! Welcome to Mrs. Neal's First Grade Class. This is my third year teaching at Harbison West and I am so excited for this coming year. I'm looking forward to getting to know your children and helping them grow through fun and hands on activities throughout the year. Here's a little about me: I graduated from University of South Carolina in Beaufort and taught overseas for 3 years. Then I moved to Columbia and taught 5 years in Richland One where I was named Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. This is my 11th year of teaching and 11th year teaching First Grade! In my free time, I love to read, hike and kayak, and run races. My husband and I have a "fur baby" dog and cat who constantly make life interesting! I am looking forward to learning and growing with our amazing First Graders and continuing to be a part of the Harbison West family.