Sister Joan Correia

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I was born and raised in the Bronx, attending St Helena Grade School and High School.  I entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in September, 1964.  After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a BS is Education and Math, I began teaching in elementary school and high school, including New Hope Manor, a program for young women with addictions.  At New Hope I ran the school program.   I received an MS in Math Education and an MBA in Church Administration.  In 1980 I was elected to our Leadership Team and served as Treasurer of the Congregation for 8 years.  During that time, I attended TRI-CRI meetings and was privileged to be one of the founding members and first treasurer of the Leviticus Fund.  I was also the chair of the Conference of Religious Treasurers in New York State.  In 1988, I went to Pakistan, where our sisters have ministered since 1958.  I taught Math there, supervised teachers  and did some pastoral work.  When I returned home in 1994, I became the Business Manager of Aquinas High School in the Bronx.  For the past 18 years I have been the Coordinator of Resident Care in our health care community in Sparkill. 

My various ministry experiences have been tremendous blessings in my life.  I am sure my time with IASJ will be another blessing.