- 6 July 1925
Joan Montgomery was educated at Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Melbourne and spent most of her teaching career in private schools in Victoria. She returned to her old school as principal in 1969 and remained there until her retirement in 1985. Her first teaching appointment was at Frensham School, Mittagong New South Wales from 1949-1951 and she spent time in London from 1952-1954 and 1958-1959. She taught also at Tintern Church of England Girls Grammar School, in Ringwood East, from 1955-1957, and was principal of Clyde School Woodend, from 1960-1968, before moving to PLC. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 12 June 1976 for her services to education.
Sources used to compile this entry: Draper, W J (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1983, 24 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1983, 960 pp. p. 617 p. 617..