Madison Middle School | Physical Education
My name is Joan Perry. I teach Physical Education, Health and Adventure 360 at Madison Middle school. Prior to my position at Madison I taught Physical Education at Lincoln Elementary. In addition to my teaching duties I also am Head Freshman volleyball coach at North Plate High School. This is my 11th year teaching for the District.
I grew up on a farm in Percival, Iowa. Graduated from Nebraska city High School then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln graduating with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. My first teaching/coaching job was at Fremont Bergan in Fremont Nebraska which is where I met my husband, Dave. We moved to North Platte in 1978 and started our family. We have four children – Erin Swarm & husband Ty Swarm, are Teachers in Kearney. They have blessed us with three Grandchildren. Matt Perry works in logistics for Olympic Transportation Services in Omaha NE. Dr. Katy Perry is a Chiropractor in North Platte and Dr. David Perry is a Dentist at Maple Park Dental Associates in North Platte & his wife Jamie is a Medical Lab Scientists at Great Plains Hospital.
From 1980 to 2006 I work for Nebraska Department of Labor as an Employment Representative at Workforce Development. I retired and decided to go back into teaching. I have enjoyed working with students and “Embrace the conviction that all students can succeed”.