Jo retired after fifteen years of headship at Plumstead Manor Girls School in South East London. She taught for 37 years in Greenwich and during her career Jo has been headteacher or acting headteacher in three different secondary schools.

Throughout her career Jo was committed to enabling young people to have the widest possible educational opportunities to enable them to access higher education and employment. She led Plumstead Manor School in developing and promoting Performing Arts and Vocational courses and spent her career providing opportunities for young people to experience enjoyment and gain employment in the Arts.

Jo is a governor of a primary school in South East London.