Welcome to Our Class

     We are excited that you are visiting our new website!
  • Meet the Teacher
           Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  My name is Mrs.Diane Furore and I am currently teaching the lifeskills class here at Joy.  We are very fortunate to have as our paraprofessionals, Mrs. Linda Byers and Mrs. Judy Schnick.  They are amazing!
           Our focus is teaching and reinforcing the skills that will foster independence.   We are working on functional reading and math as well as self-help skills and social interaction.  We are also enjoying all the new advances in technology.
           I want to make this an enjoyable school year for the students.  We can often be seen engaged in simple cooking projects, completing a craft, or various other activities that look like too much fun to be educational.  Please trust that each day we are working toward the goals that have been set for our students - often in nontraditional ways.
          We encourage you to come to our classroom for a visit to see our program in action.  Please call to make an appointment or simply send a note.  You are always welcome!
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Furore
  • Contact me at:
    Phone and extension: (219) 873-2090, ext. 6317