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Joanne Harris, 57, joined ...
Joanne Harris, 57, joined Hemdean House School in Hemdean Road as a part-time physics teacher in January 1989.
was appointed deputy head in 1994 and in 2001 was made head — only the eighth in the independent school's 150 years — after the retirement of Pat Pethybridge.
, of Shiplake Cross, said: "Hemdean
is a wonderful place to work, with its caring ethos and family atmosphere — everyone is important to the community and is valued.
My first seven years as headteacher have been hard work but extremely happy and fulfilling and I look forward to future years."
Staff celebrated the anniversary with champagne and a cake decorated with a picture of the school at a teacher training day.
said: "I hope this will be followed by celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the school and the opening of the new school hall, which will be built during the course of this year."
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A news feature in the 'Chronicle' marks the 20th anniversary of Mrs Joanne Harris, head teacher of Hemdean House School in Hemdean Road, joining the school.
Joanne Harris - Physics Teacher at Mount Vernon High School -Alexandria VA. "The Wizard has simplified my life.
I can now devote the time saved to developing other corriculum activities.
It is absolutely the most versatile test bank I've ever worked with!"
and she also said!
Head teacher, Mrs. Joanne Harris, said: "Our last inspection four years ago was pretty good and we believed we had improved, so we were not totally surprised to receive such a good report.
Head teacher Mrs. Joanne Harris said: "It was a fun evening for children and their parents.
...Pictured left-to-right are prize winners Simona Kent-Saisch, Harriet Fortune, Hollie Courtnage, Guillaume Grugeon with (back row) head teacher Joanne Harris, Methodist Girls Brigade leader Valerie Keating