Beverly Hills High School

Joanie Garratt: Background, Publications, Experience

Joanie Garratt
Currently teaching 2017-18
  • AP U.S. History
  • Honors World History
  • Tel Aviv University
  • UCLA, Phi Beta Kappa,
  • Harvard, M.A., crossed registered with M.I.T.
Teaching Experience
  • Teaching Fellow at Harvard University 2 years
  • Hebrew University (Summer session) co-taught Middle East and International Terrorism
  • Lecturer at UCLA and American Jewish University, Political Science (US Foreign Policy in the Middle East)
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District 1993 - present
Awards in the District
  • Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teacher Service Award 2005
  • Apple Award 2006
  • Beverly Hills Service Awards, 1997, 2002, 2013
  • Claes Nobel NHSSA Award 2009 (Yes, that Nobel family)
  • Happily married with two beautiful dogs
Favorite things to do
  • Skating
  • Travel
  • Documentaries
  • Lifetime learning
  • Dining out
  • Politics - before 2017
Lived Abroad
  • Europe, two years
  • Middle East, two years plus              My Honors World History class filmed by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016   (password is ushmm if asked)