Joan Harpster was born and raised in Kittanning. She moved to CA at the age of 24 where she lived for 30 plus years. While in CA she raised a family, was highly involved in church, made lasting friendships and experienced much of California. She also enjoyed a 20 year career in Elementary Education where she taught every grade except kindergarten and 5th, served as a Special Projects Teacher, Curriculum Resource Teacher and was twice chosen as Teacher of the Year by her peers.
As the Director of A Brighter Day Learning Center, Joan believes she brings her God given talents and abilities to the center as well as her knowledge and experience from her years in education. Not only does she believe that A Brighter Day is where God has placed her but she also knows that it is place where children are loved, accepted, and shown the love of Christ in a tangible way every day.
“I am here because this is where God has chosen to place me for this time and for this season. I am His disciple and I will give my all for His purposes to be accomplished at A Brighter Day Learning Center. To God be the Glory.”