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artist , educator

Joanne Dzitko Svoboda, artist, educator. Grantee New Jersey State Department Education, 1973; recipient awards New Jersey Federation Junior Woman's Clubs: black and white photography, 1979, crafts, 1979, 1st place color photography, 1980, free form, 1981.


Svoboda, Joanne Dzitko was born on December 24, 1948. Daughter of John Richard and Joanna Frances (Rygiel) Dzitko.


Student, Parsons School Design, 1966. Student, Kean College, 1970. Bachelor, Jersey City State College, 1970.

Master of Arts, Jersey City State College, 1975. Postgraduate, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1972. Postgraduate, Chubb Institute, 1984.


Art teacher, Jersey City, 1966-1970, Henry Snyder High School, Jersey City, 1970-1980. Training specialist Johnson & Johnson Baby Products, Skillman, New Jersey, 1984-1989. Consultant, since 1989.

President Management Strategies International, since 1991. Computer instructor Raritan Valley Community College, since 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited Courtney Gallery, Jersey City State College, 1970, 74, Long Valley, 1979-1980. Contributor articles in field to various publications.


Trustee Jersey City Museum Association, 1973-1979, chairman fine arts department, 1972-1979. Member curriculum revision committee Jersey City Board Education, 1976. Member Washington Township Shade Tree Commission, 1979-1981, chairman, 1981.

Member Washington Township History Heritage Commission, 1981-1985. Active encouraging establishment of history zone Long Valley, landmarks, Jersey City and Washington Township. Member American High School Association (assistant executive director 1997-1999, since 2000), Institute Raritan Valley Community College.

(since 2000).


Married Peter W. Svoboda, September 3, 1972. Children: Kimberly Anne, Lauren Anne.

John Richard Dzitko

Joanna Frances (Rygiel) Dzitko

Peter W. Svoboda

Kimberly Anne Svoboda

Lauren Anne Svoboda