Joanna Flynn obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has her Virtual Teacher Specialization Certificate from UC Irvine Extension. She has over 17 years of teaching experience in both private and public schools as well as being an adjunct instructor for the School of Education at Eastern Nazarene College. She is currently working at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School as a second-grade teacher.