Joan Zuber Earle
Joan Zuber Earle lived in Quarters T from November of 1940 to mid-December, 1941.
She was born in Washington D.C. while her father served at the Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington D.C. She subsequently lived in Bremerton, Washington; on the Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia; in Long Beach, California; back in Quantico; in San Diego California; on the Receiving Ship, San Francisco (Yerba Buena Island); on the Naval Air Station, Colorado, California; on the Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, territory of Hawaii; in San Francisco (two different places); and then again in San Diego for her high school years. Prior to college, she attended ten different schools.
She's written all her life, from column for the San Diego Union while in college, to articles in Bay Area newspapers over the years.
She received a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. During those years, she was a member of the campus honoraries Panile and Prytanean as well as of Mortal Board, a national service honorary. She was on the ASUC Executive Committee and a member of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary.
Her professional life has been devoted to education; she's taught since 1955. She has five different teaching credentials, elementary through Community College
For the last twenty two years, she's been a Resource Specialist at the Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland. It's one of the largest non-profits in the San Francisco East Bay: since 1891, this center has changed the lives of over 20,000 children -- children who have frequently been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned.
For eighteen years she was also an Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley Extension Online, through which she's taught students from all over the world.
She also runs a private practice, "Love of Learning," as an Educational Therapist, in which capacity she's evaluated and treated learning problems in young children, adolescents, and adults: problems such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, reading, writing, language, math, and deficits in self-esteem, motivation, social skills, and/or organizational and study skills. She's a member of the Association of Educational Therapists.
Her six children and five grandchildren live near her in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Piedmont home where she raised her children is reminiscent of Quarters T. It has -- yes, she counted them -- five doors out.