Who's Who Top Educators

Joan A. Gillman

Title: Elementary School Educator & Musician
Company: The Browning School
Location: New York, New York, United States

Joan A. Gillman, an Elementary School Educator at The Browning School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science and education.

Since 2018, Ms. Gillman has been a second, fourth, and sixth grade science teacher at The Browning School. She has amassed more than 40 years of professional excellence in her areas of expertise. Prior to her current position, she was a fifth and sixth grade science teacher at The Calhoun School in New York City, a science and mathematics teacher at Yeshivat Noam School in Paramus, New Jersey, a fourth and fifth grade science teacher at Anna C. Scott Elementary School, a fourth and fifth grade all academics teacher as well as a science and mathematics teacher at the Professional Children’s School, a language arts and social studies teacher at the Bede School, and a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Joytown Kent Elementary School. She commenced her career as a fifth grade teacher at the St. Angela Merici Catholic School in 1982.

Alongside her primary roles, Ms. Gillman has also acted as a subject area representative for the NYC elementary section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State since 2016. She was a member of the Pitsco Teacher Advisory Group for three years and an ambassador of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission Program with NASA. She has further held the role of conference workshop leader for several organizations, such as the Science Council of New York City, the National Science Teaching Association, The Science Teachers Association of New York State, and the New York State Association of Teachers of Independent Schools.

Certified in kindergarten through eighth grade elementary education and kindergarten through 12th grade hearing-impaired education, Ms. Gillman is the author of “Straw Rockets are Out of this World” and has contributed several articles to professional journals and newspapers in her field. In addition, she has been an influential violinist in her community, participating with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The August Symphony Orchestra.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions to education, Ms. Gillman was the recipient of the Young Teachers Incentive Award from Professional Children’s School and was in Who’s Who in American Universities in 1980. In 2017, she was presented with the Urhy Thompson Teacher of the Year Award from The Calhoun School which she considers to be one of the highlights of her career. In 2019, Ms. Gillman became a National Geographic Certified Educator after completing a 3 part certification process. Notably, Ms. Gillman was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women. Ms. Gillman has been recognized as a Marquis Humanitarian, Top Educator, Who’s Who of Professional Women, and has also been featured in Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on the screen in Times Square.

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