Joe has been teaching reading and writing to middle school students for the past 22 years. He has been at UCAP since 1999 and has been striving since to make connections between books and the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders he teaches.
Joe graduated with a BA in American Studies and an MAT from Tufts University.
He and his wife Katy are raising two young boys and a dog in Barrington, Rhode island. Joe often aspires to ride his bicycle to school, though he usually finds perfectly excusable reasons to change his clothes and drive to school instead.