Joe has been an educator for the past 21 years. He began his career as a 6th grade classroom teacher where he taught Social Studies and Language Arts. Following his first three years as a teacher, he and his team proposed the creation of a looping structure. For the next seven years, Joe looped between 7th and 8th grade. This looping experience had a large impact on Joe’s views of education and the power of relationships.
Following his tenth year in the classroom, Joe was asked to move to administration. In doing so, he became a Dean of Students and G/T Coordinator at his middle school. After completing his master’s degree and spending four years as a Dean, Joe moved districts to be closer to his family. Today, he serves as a district Teaching and Learning Coordinator where one of his privileges is to work with an amazing Talent Development Team.
For the past five years, Joe has served as the President of the CESA 7 G/T Consortium. He is also working to finish his dissertation and earn his PhD in Education and Leadership Studies. His hopes in joining the WATG Board are to continue learning from colleagues while participating in the statewide dialogue about how to best challenge our highly capable learners.
In his spare time, Joe enjoys travelling with his wife, coaching his two sons (basketball), racing bicycles, and gardening.