Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Joann Riemersma is the assistant director of The Education Trust-Midwest’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Previously, Riemersma spent more than 31 years serving the students and families in Grand Rapids as an educator and administrator. She has worked to ensure that all children were physically, emotionally and socially prepared for school success by combining the best educational practices with a wide range of in-school community, health and social services. Known as a passionate leader of teaching and learning, she has provided professional development to Intermediate School Districts and local school districts in West Michigan for over 20 years.
Riemersma earned a masters degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University in 1996. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Elementary Education from Aquinas College, and a TESOL certification from Cornerstone College. In 2017, Riemersma was honored to receive the Outstanding Education Alumni Award from Grand Valley State University.