Joanna Draugsvold

Joanna Draugsvold

Wesleyan University, MALS, CT, 1981
American University, BA, DC, 1973

APPOINTED: 2008

Humanities, Tennis, Sculpture.

This Jersey girl has a streak of wanderlust, from exploring new places to wandering culturally. Joanna and her husband, Winchendon’s Ottar Draugsvold, enjoy hitting the reset button with extensive travel as well experiencing a potpourri of art, ballet, theater, and music. Joanna finds inspiration in Sir Thomas More’s lesson “that integrity cannot be purchased at any price” and the adventurous spirit of Amelia Earhart.

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By the way...

  • Thoughts on teaching: Teaching, for me, is the search for that wholeness through the act of questioning. How is Keats’ poem like the Pieta? How are Michelangelo’s sonnets like the dance of “Apollo?”
  • Superpower of choice: Fly on the wall: almost invisible but still get to learn from others.
  • Go-to comfort food: Home made applesauce with cinnamon
  • Favorite Winchendon tradition: Senior Night Dinner
  • On the bucket list: Vacation in Cuba
  • Song to start the day: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen