Joanne Cheng

ESL Coordinator

Joanne Cheng is the ESL Coordinator at the Cape Fear Literacy Council. She is thrilled to be part of the Literacy Council’s program to help people meet their personal educational goals.

Joanne came to the Literacy Council as a volunteer ESL teacher soon after her 2016 move to Wilmington. Her initial teaching involvement began years ago with a volunteer literacy tutor training program that gave her the “teaching bug.” She has had diverse teaching opportunities in many different locales, from those among the U.N.-related international community in N.Y.C. to teaching college composition, to providing reading tutoring and enrichment for Pre-K through 3rd graders. 

Ms. Cheng holds a B.A. in English from Emory University and an M.A. in Teaching with a concentration in E.S.L. from Georgetown University. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and golf. And, of course, reading!