Joan Pointer Bowers is a native of Halifax County, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Education, and then from Longwood University with an MS in Education. She also has an Educational Specialist from the University of Virginia. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., NAACP, Community Meals Coop, Banister/ Sunnyside Board of Directors, Virginia State Baptist Ushers Union Board of Directors. Joan Pointer Bowers retired from Halifax County Public School after thirty-seven years. She enjoys cooking and helping people.