B.S., West Chester University
As the mother of three busy student-athletes, Joanne Dzama knows something about managing complex schedules and feeding and caring for competitors. This knowledge, however, precedes her children Trevor, Taylor, and Taryn, as Joanne experienced these challenges herself as a talented student-athlete long before she and her husband started their family!
Prior to joining MBS, Joanne completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine at West Chester University. In 1995, she started at Morristown Beard as the School’s Athletic Trainer. Four years later, Joanne decided to pursue an advanced degree to gain more knowledge about another passion – Nutrition and Food Science – which led her to graduate school. Soon thereafter, she completed a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth.
After a brief tenure as the primary ICU Dietitian at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Joanne decided to return to MBS in 2001. During the next ten years, she served the MBS community as Assistant Athletic Director and the Director of Summer Programs before becoming Morristown Beard’s Upper School Director of Athletics seven years ago.
Understandably, athletics represent a life passion for Joanne, and she continues to feed her competitive drive by playing women’s softball outside of MBS. She also is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and the Academy of Dietetics. Outside of the realm of athletics, Joanne is engaged with her local community, serving on both the Hillside School (Livingston) PTA Board and the Livingston Big L club.