As an educator, Joe seeks to inspire intellectual curiosity, help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills, promote “unanxious expectation,” meet the student where he or she is, and support and challenge them to progress.
Joe has been an independent school educator in a variety of roles for 40 years. A member of the Brimmer community since 1998, Joseph served as Head of the Middle School and Upper School before becoming the Assistant Head of Academic Affairs. His world travels, particularly with Brimmer students, have provided him with a global perspective and understanding that he uses to support Brimmer’s Global Studies Program and teach International Relations, an Upper School course.
Joe enjoys working at Brimmer because it is a vibrant learning community with a dedicated faculty and motivated students. He values his interactions with students and colleagues, as well as the opportunity to work with the College Counseling Team and be a student advisor.
He is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association. Joe has taken government courses at the Harvard Extension School as well as participated in a National Endowment for Humanities Symposium for Teachers and the JFK Library Summer Institute for Teachers.
Joe's interests include hiking, bicycling, world politics, movies, baseball, travel, spending time with family, reading, and writing. As a resident of Waltham, he has served on the board of the Friends of the Waltham Public Library and coached community baseball and basketball teams for more than 15 years. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for North Waltham Baseball and the Newton Athletic Association. In 2014, Joe was honored with the Jane Falk Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service for his work with the Massachusetts Association for the Blind.