Joanne Galea was born and raised in Astoria, Queens. When she was 13, she moved to Malta, where she attended high school. She moved back to New York, where she currently resides, 22 years ago.

When Joanne’s younger daughter began attending PS 527 she fell in love with the inclusive atmosphere. She began volunteering at various school functions and joined the PTA. Joanne became a PTA member at large, then PTA CO Vice President and lead of the bake sale committee. She was able to learn more about the school and also share her passion of baking, especially through numerous bake sales.

Joanne has really enjoyed her time working at PS 527 the last three years and forming bonds with so many of the students and families. She looks forward to another great year.