Before joining Empower Schools, Joe was a Senior Director of State & District Engagement at NCTL. In this role, Joe worked with schools in Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, among others. His work includes guiding schools through an extensive planning process, which leads to implementing expanded learning time and providing educators with on site coaching and technical assistance. Joe has thirty-eight years of experience in public education as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher. He served as Superintendent of the Weymouth Public Schools, in Massachusetts, a seven thousand student school district. Since 2007, Joe has been an educational consultant, focusing on school redesign initiatives. In addition to his work with NCTL, he has been a School Change Coach for the Center for Secondary School Redesign. Joe’s public service roles have included president of his local teachers’ association, elected school committee member for six years, officer and director of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association, and member of the Federal Relations Network for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. An alumnus of the Education Policy Fellowship Program from the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington D.C., Joe has been a presenter at both national and state administrator conferences.