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Secondary school educator

Joanne Gordon Beard, American secondary school educator. License vocational home economics teacher, Alabama. Recipient Jack Davis Professional Achievement award University Alabama, 1992.


Beard, Joanne Gordon was born on April 17, 1944 in Linden, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Leon David and Martha Merle (Thaxton) Gordon.


Student, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965. Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1967. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1969.


Teacher 5th grade, Madison County Board Education, Huntsville, Alabama, 1965-1966;teacher home economics, Muscle Shoals (Alabama) Board Education, 1967-1970;teacher science, Jackson County Board Education, Scottsboro, Alabama, 1971-1975;teacher home economics, Scottsboro (Alabama) City Board Education, since 1975.


  • License vocational home economics teacher, Alabama.


  • Other Work

    • Author curriculum guide: Life: Living., 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.


Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.


Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.


President, secretary Pisgah Rhododendron Service Club. Sun. school teacher Pisgah Baptist Church. Member American Vocational Association (member national program, registration and nominating committees), American Home Economics Association (certified, member state and national resulutions, gender equity, cooperative relations and nominating committees), Jackson County Vocational Association (president 1983-1984), Alabama Vocational Association (District I Teacher of Year 1985, 91), Alabama Home Economics Association (executive board 1988-1992, vice president cooperative relations 1990-1992, District B Teacher of Year 1992, State Teacher Year 1992), Scottsboro Education Association (treasurer 1982-1983), National Education Association, Federal Housing Administration (Gold Medal winner 1992), Alabama Department Education, others.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading, knitting, sports.


Married William Lee Beard, June 20, 1965. Children: Lee Anne, William Wood.

Leon David Gordon

Martha Merle (Thaxton) Gordon

William Lee Beard

Lee Anne Beard

William Wood Beard