Current:Mentor at WMESOS
- Teacher at EGR Speaking Club
- Florida International University
Joseph has been a teacher of at-risk students for 12 years. He has taught in many different environments from hospital settings and at the college level.. For the past 7 years, he has been the behavior specialist for a hub unit in Jefferson County schools in Alabama. This unit provides students with behavior and emotional issues a waystation to find solutions for their problems.
Using his psychology degree, experience at raising 5 kids, and a strong educational background he has provided stategies to help students with emotional and behavior issues find success in their school day.
He has also published several articles to help parents and teachers find the best avenue to reach troubled kids. One of his articles " Why Positive Reinforcement Works" published by Family Education.com has been used in classrooms for several years to set up Token Economy Systems and encourage appropriate behavior. He is a Topic Editor for Special Needs, Inter-Child Relationships, and Children's Music. He is also a feature writer for the Education page on the "Write My Essay" magazine.
In 2007 he won the Keymaker Award for Teaching. He has also won several grants in the past two years to help fund many of his programs.
In his spare time, he enjoys painting, reading, and writing. He also loves music and discovering new bands to share with his class. Being raised in the south, he also enjoys traveling and seeing different cultures.
Job Function:Customer Service
WMESOSAugust 2016 - Present (6 years 5 months)
EGR Speaking ClubSeptember 2010 - July 2016 (5 years 11 months)
Groups and Associations:Family Education
Honors and Awards:Keymaker Award for Teaching
Topic Editor for Special Needs