Joan is almost always wearing a nice, button up blouse and dark colored skirt with heels. She mainly dresses this way for her career, but the style has definitely made its way into her every day life. She'll wear business casual outfits. Even in high school, her classmates would tell her that her fashion style always made her seem like an adult with some important job. She also really likes to wear ties with her outfits.
Joan Woodward was born in Lebeaux to a wealthy family. Her parents both worked for different businesses and were able to get a very good income - much like everyone else who lived in the town. They were both very expecting people who always wanted the best and nothing less. This shown through by the way they treated their eldest daughter, Joan. Before she even began school, they taught her many of the things she would have learned in kindergarten. After having different tutors for different subjects, she was able to school the ninth grade and go right to tenth. She could have skipped to her junior year of high school, but Joan decided against it. She continued working hard in school, always having to deal with her parents high expectations.
Her high school career wasn't much fun. She skipped a grade and ended up losing a majority of her friends due to no longer having any classes with them. Plus, she was taking advanced classes to make herself look good for college. Along with that, Joan was also involved with many different academic clubs in her school. She was also in the student council for most of her high school career. Her senior year, she was even voted Student Body President. She never really wanted the role, but her parents and teachers always expected it of her, and would always convince her that it was in her best interests. She never saw it that way, but she continued on with them, always letting them tell her what she wanted. All throughout high school, Joan was always completely stressed. She had all these extracurriculars for clubs and sports and to top it all off, she also had to deal with her homework. It seemed she never really had time to be herself or have healthy relationships with people her own age. By her senior year, Joan had tons of friends, but none she could actually call a best friend.
As expected, Joan was accepted into Lebeaux University, which came as a surprise to no one. Everyone suggested she study business or even politics, but Joan had other plans in mind. She had always wanted to be a teacher, so that's exactly what she decided to do. She ignored her parents for the first time and did what she wanted. She didn't graduate at the top of her class, but she never really wanted to - but she was still in the top ten of her class. After graduating, Joan moved out of Lebeaux and to Miduna Beach, hoping for a nicer, more relaxed life there. She got a teaching job at Miduna Beach High School and was the Government teacher. After a few years of teaching, Joan learned of an open position as the Assistant Principal at Harrington Grammar School. She applied for the job, and was hired for the next school year. She packed her things in her small apartment and moved to Barfield and bought a nice, small house. She's been working at Harrington for one year now and this upcoming school year will be her second year. She loves her job now and hopes to one day be the principal.
Joan has never really been very close to her parents. Growing up, they always seemed to want her to do different activities in school and always expected so much of her. She ended up becoming very stressed due to their harassment. Since graduating high school, she rarely talks to them anymore. She finds their high expectations to be bothersome and annoying, and she's glad they're out of her life. Sure, she'll wish them happy birthday when the days come or celebrate their marriage anniversary and visit them for different holidays, but she isn't very close to them anymore.
Growing up, Joan also had her younger sister by two years, Madeline. The two had never been close since their parents seemed to praise everything Joan did and looked down on Madeline. Madeline was always jealous of Joan's attention from their parents, and the two sisters often argued with each other. When Joan was twenty-four, she learned about her sister being in a car accident and getting killed. It hurts her still that the two were never close and that all they ever did was argue - in fact, their last conversation the day before the accident was when they were yelling at each other and Madeline even admitted to hating Joan.
Joan loves a good mystery novel, and always has one in her purse.
During her free time at her place, she will often sit around watching documentaries.
Joan will never admit it, but she's actually scared of failing at anything. She sometimes acts as if she doesn't care about certain things, but she really does.
Growing up, Joan always wanted a pet dog, but her dad was allergic to dogs and said he would never let her get one. Now that she lives in her own house, she has three dogs.
She has a male black lab named Mustang.
She has a male white lab named Vanilla.
She has a female yorkshire terrier named Butter Cup.