Member, Real Estate Committee
Joan Beauregard served in the field of education for 44 years before joining Educators Collaborative, a nationally acclaimed comprehensive search firm. Joan’s experience in independent, public, and parochial schools (Roman Catholic and Episcopalian) first started as a middle school English teacher in Connecticut. She taught across several early childhood and elementary grades as she accompanied her husband, Jim, to Washington, DC, and Seattle, Washington, due to his military assignments in the U.S. Coast Guard.
For 26 years, Joan served as the head of five schools, including 13 years as the head of St. Thomas School (Washington); five years as the interim head at three schools, Giddens School (Washington), The Little School (Washington), and The Oaks School (California); and eight years as head of Hamlin Robinson School (Washington). While at Hamlin Robinson School, Joan established the award-winning HRS Learning Center and the Resident Teacher Training Program, completed the school’s first capital campaign, moved the school to a newly built campus, increased enrollment by 180%, strengthened the finances, and established several endowments.
Joan holds a BA in English and education from Annhurst College, an MAT in early childhood and elementary education from Federal City College (UDC), and earned her WA administrative credentials at Seattle Pacific University.
Joan has been very active in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), serving as a trustee for over 15 years, and has held many leadership positions, such as Standards and Practices chair, treasurer and president. She was also president of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS). She is a member of The Heads Network, Country Day School Headmaster’s Association, and Head Mistresses of the East. She has served on the boards of many independent schools and other organizations and also on over a dozen accreditation teams. Joan was a member of the NWAIS’s Accreditation Committee for the past 17 years. She is a founding faculty member of Pathways to Leadership, a two-year program for aspiring woman leaders, and has co-facilitated or presented at many regional governance workshops.
Presently, Joan serves on the boards of the Seattle Girls School, Seattle School for Boys, and the French American School of Puget Sound. Joan first joined the FASPS board in 2002. Traveling nationally and internationally with friends and Jim Woeppel, her husband of 47 years, her college sweetheart, is a priority leisure activity. Additionally, Joan especially enjoys walking with friends, particularly completing half marathons.