Joan Gillman

Joan Gillman

Educator | The Browning School

Joan Ava Gillman is a National Geographic-certified educator who has dedicated more than four decades to inspiring students to achieve their fullest potential. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education, summa cum laude, from Felician University and earned a Master of Arts in education from New York University in 1982. Ms. Gillman has spent her career teaching science and mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels in public and private schools throughout New York and New Jersey. Following a decade at the Calhoun School, Ms. Gillman accepted her current position at The Browning School in 2018 as a lower and middle school science teacher. She has presented at numerous conferences and symposia, including a 2023 meeting involving the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Further, she is a longtime representative for the Science Teachers Association of New York State and has written extensively on STEM education, including the article “Straw Rockets Are Out of this World!” In recognition of her work in the classroom and on projects with the American Museum of Natural History and others, Ms. Gillman has been featured in national publications and honored with an Urhy Thompson Award, a Teacher of the Year Award and a curriculum development award from Cornell University.

Star Treatment

In her discussion with Star Jones, Ms. Gillman talks about her role as an educator and her dedication to placing students as the top priority at The Browning School. The interview was commemorated with a press release.

Marquis Crew Video

In an interview with Marquis Who’s Who, Ms. Gillman provides insights and updates on her career.

Marquis Homepage

On her website, Ms. Gillman showcases her professional accomplishments in conjunction with her career timeline and creative endeavors.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Within the pages of the Tenth Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine, Ms. Gillman provides insights into her remarkable professional journey.

Wall Street Journal

A feature in the Wall Street Journal recognizes Ms. Gillman’s distinction as one of the top Professional Women in Marquis Who’s Who.

Forbes Magazine

Ms. Gillman was prominently showcased in a 2023 edition of Forbes magazine.

Fortune Magazine

Ms. Gillman was featured alongside a distinguished cohort in the October/November 2022 edition of Fortune magazine.

Hemispheres Magazine

In 2021, Ms. Gillman was recognized among a group of distinguished Marquis listees in Hemispheres Magazine, released by United Airlines.

Millennium Magazine

Ms. Gillman was highlighted as a Teacher of the Year in the Fifth Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Humanitarian Award

The Distinguished Humanitarian Award celebrates Ms. Gillman’s commitment to her students.

Wall Street Journal

A feature in the Wall Street Journal recognizes Ms. Gillman as one of the honored listees in Marquis Who’s Who.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Gillman’s devoted service as a teacher for fifth and sixth graders led to her receipt of the esteemed Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Her selection for this accolade was celebrated with a press release.

Who's Who of Professional Women​

Ms. Gillman has been recognized among the most accomplished Professional Women worldwide by Marquis Who’s Who.

Top Professionals

Ms. Gillman was chosen as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator for her unwavering dedication to education and her role as an influential professional leader.

Who's Who in the World

Marquis Who’s Who honored Ms. Gillman with inclusion in Who’s Who in the World.

Who's Who in America

Ms. Gillman earned inclusion in the 73rd and 74th editions of Who’s Who in America.



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