Joan Zierhut often finds herself saying “OK, I’ll do it.”
The Glendale resident simply doesn’t understand who wouldn’t want to do more for others.
She has been volunteering with the Neighborhood Services Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale for more than a year. In addition, she served as a liaison between the Coalition for a Green Glendale and the committee to set up Glendale’s first community-run garden, which is on the Monterey Road onramp.
Zierhut also works as an art teacher at Mark Keppel Elementary School. She helps raise money for the arts programs by having her students make paintings and ceramic pieces, which are then auctioned off. She gained her teaching experience from working with the Los Angeles Unified School District for 11 years as a placement coordinator for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.