Joanna Z Rassello

Programme Leader - Teacher Education

Joanna Z Rassello


Joanna started to teach tourism following a varied travel career that lasted for more than 20 years.

While teaching, Joanna developed an interest in the study of education. Her fascination with how people learn and the art of teaching became the real beginning of her academic journey.

With this new-found curiosity Joanna went on to complete her first degree in Education Studies at UCLan and subsequently began her transition into teacher education. She embarked upon further training to become an observer for the PGCE/ Cert Ed programmes, which led to her gaining a position at Edge Hill University in the Faculty of Education.

Within this role, Joanna was also responsible for delivering Cert Ed training to senior police officers at Hutton Police HQ, equipping them to train new recruits. This allowed Joanna to observe a diverse range of skills and teaching situations, convincing her to further develop her career in teaching and education.

Joanna is now the Programme Leader for Teacher Education at B&FC and is responsible for the provision of the programmes highlighted above.

Expert In...

• learning theories
• assessment for learning
• curriculum design
• contemporary issues in education, coaching and mentoring

Qualifications and Accolades

• MEd in Education
• BA (Hons) Education Studies
• Cert Ed
• PGCE/PCE Observer Teacher Trainer - UCLan
• Level 3 Business and Finance

Industry Background

In my dual profession as a teacher educator and tourism specialist, I have experience from every sector of the tourism industry. I worked as cabin crew at London Gatwick, for Kuoni Holidays in Dorking in Sales, Carnival Cruise Lines in Miami, Thomson Holidays in the UK and BAE in Warton (Business Travel).

I have taught tourism and teacher education at varying levels. I have also taught English as a second language at the British Institute in Monfalcone, Italy.

Professional Activities

I am currently involved in teacher education developments and actively seek to enhance my knowledge in this vast and ever-changing arena. I attend national conferences to keep updated within my curriculum.

Why B&FC?

Currently we are experiencing significant developments in teacher education. Change in government policies mean the imminent inception of higher and degree apprenticeships and I want to be a part of this growth with an outstanding provider of education.

I am fortunate to be able to access further training and am supported by the organisation to achieve this. I am excited at the changes ahead for my field and look forward to being able to instil these developments into my existing team.


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle