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Joan Caulfield, American Born: St. Joseph, Missouri, July 17, 1943Academic relations coordinator, educator ( education)academic relations coordinator, educator.


Caulfield, Joan was born on July 17, 1943 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Joseph A. and Jane (Lisenby) Caulfield.


Bachelor of Science in Education cum laude, University Missouri, 1963. Master of Arts in Spanish, University Missouri, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1978.

Postgraduate (Mexican Government scholar), National University Mexico, 1963.


Television teacher Spanish Kansas City (Missouri) public schools, 1963-1968. Teacher Spanish, French Bingham Junior High Schools, Kansas City, 1968-1978. Assistant principal Southeast High School, 1984.

Principal Nowlin Junior High School, Independence, Missouri, 1984-1986, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, 1986-1988. Assistant superintendent, 1988-1989. Part-time instructor University Missouri-Kansas City.

Director English Institute Rockhurst College, summers 1972-1975. Coordinator school college relations Rockhurst University, 1989-2001, chairman education department, regent, board regents. Adjunct professor St. Louis University, 1997—2001.

President, Chief Executive Officer The Brain Inc., since 2001. Board directors Jordan Park School. Board member Wonderscope Science Museum, Kansas City.

Appointed by Governor Missouri Council Humanities. Member national steering committee Brain-Based Learning Network, facilitator. Assessor department elementary and secondary education State Missouri.

Member women's council board University Missouri-Kansas City, 1994-1998, president since 1998. President, visiting social scientist Midwest Research Institute, 2000. Adjunct professor Baker University.

Board directors Kipp School, Kansas City, Missouri. Board member Wonderscope Science Museum.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Inciting Learning: a Guide to Brain Compatible Instructor, Bridging the Learning/Assessment Gap: Showcase Teaching, The Adolescent Brain, 2006 (Honorary Alumni award University Missouri College Education, 2006). Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Sister City Commission, Kansas City, since 1980, Kansas' Quality Performance Assessment Team, Metro-Vision Task Force. Official translator to mayor on trip to Seville, Spain, 1969. Board directors Kansas City chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, Expo '92 World's Fair, Seville, translation, 1992, St. Theresa's Academy, 1991-1994, Kansas City Academy of Learning, KIPP School, Wonderscope Children's Museum.

Selected leadership training Greater Missouri. Trainer Harmony in a World of Difference, 1989-1993. Task force Chamber of Commerce board directors.

Education alumni board University Missouri, Kansas City. Delegate leader Spain People to People International, 1997. Trustee Kansas City Public Library., treasurer board.

Member mayor's commission on race, Kansas City. Member advisory board National Conference of Christians and Jews, since 2002. Member humanitarian project to Ukraine Rotary Club, 2006.

Member of Modern Language Association (contributor journal), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Missouri Middle School Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, National Association Secondary School Principals, Magnet Schools American, Friends of Art, Friends of Seville, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma (state scholar 1977-1978, contributor journal Bulletin), Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Kappa Delta Pi.


Married Alan Warne, September 7, 1996.

Joseph A. Caulfield

Jane (Lisenby) Caulfield

Alan Warne