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.