Joyce Bellman was born in Montreal. She taught for the Jewish Day School system in Montreal before coming to Ottawa. She was hired by the public board in Prescott – Russell and was a principal with that board for 6 years. Joyce has been a member of the Ottawa Shoah Committee for 5 years and has now joined the CHES educational committee. Joyce has an interest in Holocaust education and is contributing to the development of programs and educational material for local schools. Joyce is married, a mother of two and a grandmother of six.