Following a degree in English and History, Johanna went on to complete a PGCE in 2000. She has taught in both Early Years and Primary settings at a number of Blackpool primary school where she was Literacy Co-ordinator and transition lead before joining Marton Primary Academy as Inclusion Leader.
Johanna took on the role of Inclusion Leader in January 2014 and completed the National Award for Special Educational Needs coordination later that year. Johanna collaboratively works with families, school staff and specialists to ensure that every child is able to fulfil their potential.
Johanna is currently developing research in the field of alternate provision. She has particular interests and expertise in the fields of physical and emotional difficulties and specific learning difficulties.