Joan Pruden, Middle School Math/6th Grade Bible/Homeroom

Joan has been educating her children at home since 2011 and in the summer of 2019, she began earning her BS in Psychology through Liberty University Online. She will graduate in the spring of 2023 and has plans to begin earning her MA in Educational Psychology through Ball State University’s online programs.
She believes wholeheartedly that the education of children is one of the highest callings and is happy to begin teaching math to middle school students at Calvary Christian School. She is excited to work with Mr. Masters (Calvary’s high school math and science teacher) and Mr. Osborn (Calvary’s middle and high school principal) to develop a math program that guides students through the middle school years purposefully! Joan hopes to encourage her students to find God’s purpose for mathematical thinking, so they are prepared for high school and beyond! She wants students to be successful and will work hard to help each one reach their full potential!
Before Joan was hired as the middle school math teacher and 6th grade Bible teacher, she was first an elective photography instructor at Calvary. She has published a photography course with Master Books Academy (a branch of New Leaf Publishing) where she instructs students across the world to become better photographers. She also writes articles about education and homeschooling for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, an international magazine for alternative education.
Joan has been a Christian since she was 17 years old. She is married to her best friend, Darrell and the two of them, along with their sons and dogs, live in Winchester. They attend Grace Baptist Church together and Joan serves as the Celebration Place Leader and Training Coach for the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at GBC.