Joan Zatorski Puca's Profile

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Throughout my life, the fact that my father (a social-worker) built our home with his own two hands (& the help of our relatives), filled me with pride. His efforts instilled in me the belief that a person could turn any dream into reality through the careful balance of knowledge & perseverance. Armed with self-confidence & a firm belief in the value of service to others, my undergraduate degree in speech/language & master's degree in elementary education were awarded the distinction of honors & high honors respectively. My career as a kindergarten & 1st grade teacher in a blue-collar/low-income community on Long Island, N.Y., spanned over 17 years & was a constant source of challenge, fulfillment, & joy. This level of happiness was eventually surpassed by the experience of sharing my journey with Christopher, my husband & co-conspirator in this adventure called "life". As the mother of four completely unique, ever-energetic & always…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 16
  • Joined August 28, 2008

Favorite materials

crisp organic cotton, nubby linen, aged chenille, antique embroidery on white linen, cotton batiste

About

Throughout my life, the fact that my father (a social-worker) built our home with his own two hands (& the help of our relatives), filled me with pride. His efforts instilled in me the belief that a person could turn any dream into reality through the careful balance of knowledge & perseverance. Armed with self-confidence & a firm belief in the value of service to others, my undergraduate degree in speech/language & master's degree in elementary education were awarded the distinction of honors & high honors respectively. My career as a kindergarten & 1st grade teacher in a blue-collar/low-income community on Long Island, N.Y., spanned over 17 years & was a constant source of challenge, fulfillment, & joy. This level of happiness was eventually surpassed by the experience of sharing my journey with Christopher, my husband & co-conspirator in this adventure called "life". As the mother of four completely unique, ever-energetic & always surprising sons, life gained the quality of a barely controllable and consistently confounding state of bedlam. In my sons' defense, however, I must give them credit for my increased measure of patience, the refinement of my senses of both humor and of the absurd, and the expanded capacity of my heart to love unconditionally. Despite the extreme challenges facing our planet's environment & interactions between and among people, my life convinces me that kindness and compassion are alive and well. I witness it daily in my little corner of the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona.

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