Joanne Gulati

Joanne Gulati

Special Populations Teacher

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, University of Alberta (Canada); Bachelor of Arts, K–12 Reading, Northeastern University; Graduate Certificate, K–12 Special Education, University of Central Arkansas

Joanne Gulati began teaching in 1998 in Huntley, Illinois, where she taught first grade. She joined Arkansas Connections Academy in 2021, where she teaches kindergarten and first grade special populations.

Why I Became a Teacher

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I come from a family of educators, and my mother and sister are also teachers. I have a genuine interest in children and respect and appreciate their individuality. My role as a teacher is to create an environment where my students feel safe, and to encourage and motivate them to reach their full potential.

I emphasize reading and writing with my students and learn their unique interests and learning styles. This helps me keep my students engaged in their learning.

The Online School Experience at Arkansas Connections Academy

I am so happy to be part of the community of dedicated teachers at Arkansas Connections Academy. Our team creates a nurturing environment where every student feels welcomed. With our school’s high-quality curriculum, we prepare students for the future and help them develop the skills they need to find success after school.

My role as a teacher is to encourage and motivate my students [so they can] reach their full potential.

— Ms. Gulati

My Interests

My husband Arun and I moved to Arkansas seven years ago and fell in love with everything this great state has to offer. We enjoy hiking and visiting the local museums. We have three grown sons—Justin, Devon, and Skyler. We also have three rescue cats—Nova, Spirit, and Rayden. I’m originally from India and speak fluent Hindi and Punjabi. When I’m not exploring Northwest Arkansas, I’m an avid reader, and enjoy reading historical fiction and memoirs.