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Joan Flora

Director of Student Placements, School of Education

photo of Joan FloraJoan Flora comes to the University of Portland with many experiences in education, from teaching to instructional coaching to leading districts through curriculum adoption processes. She graduated from Western Oregon University with a degree in secondary education and earned her master’s degree from University of Oregon. After a decade of high school teaching, Joan transitioned into a community college and university instructor in developmental and adult education and returned to K-12 education as an associate director of teaching and learning with North Clackamas School District. Aside from being a voracious reader, Joan is an avid kayaker, rower, and women’s lacrosse fan. She is looking forward to University of Portland’s lacrosse season, in which she will serve as an assistant coach.s.