Joanna Bender

Joanna Bender, daughter of Jill Dixon, is a homeschool graduate who attended and graduated from EAL at its inception. Joanna attended the former Armstrong Atlantic State University (now the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern), where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors in Spanish. She has studied abroad in Seville, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico, and volunteered with WWOOF España in 2008. She has taught at Hancock Day School, Rambam Day School, and Savannah Classical Academy, and has directed the Rincon campus of EAL for the last four years. She currently teaches K-4 language arts and 8-12 language arts at EAL, as well as Spanish I and II and Advanced Physical Science to homeschoolers. She resides in Savannah with her husband, Alex, daughter Lucy, and son Elliot, and is expecting twins in May of 2022.