Joe Cuddemi

Joe Cuddemi

Joe Cuddemi, a consultant, has 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, counselor, and principal in a wide variety of educational settings.

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Joe Cuddemi

Joe Cuddemi, a consultant, has 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, counselor, and principal in a wide variety of educational settings. Joe is also an adjunct professor at Colorado State University.

He specializes in the implementation and development of the professional learning communities process designed to help schools build collaborative cultures that result in high student achievement. As principal, Joe started two schools, including Kinard Middle School. During his principalship, Kinard received multiple national recognitions, including selection as a national model PLC in 2012. The school received the 2013 National Green Ribbon Award in 2013 and was nominated by the Colorado Department of Education (one of three schools in the state) for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award for sustaining high academic performance.

As a counselor, Joe created and developed an award-winning horsemanship program for under-supported students who struggled with social and emotional challenges. As a mathematics teacher, he received the Sallie Mae Award for outstanding first-year teachers in Colorado. Joe began his teaching career on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana and then taught in Jamaica.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College and a master’s degree in mathematics from Northern Arizona University. He completed his principal licensure program at Colorado State University.

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Presentation titles by Joe Cuddemi

  • Develop a Model PLC With High-Performing Collaborative Teams
  • Create a Clear Decision-Making Matrix Using Consensus
  • Develop a Cohesive Leadership Team
  • Create Cultural Shifts That Improve Student Achievement
  • Create a Whole-School Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

“The day was a great success. My staff has given me several comments on the clarity and professional approach Joe took with us. He modeled several protocols that we can use in working with our various PLC teams and the entire staff to reach a shared mission, vision, and goals. Give Joe a big THANKS from Bear River Middle School!”

Eldon Petersen, principal, Bear River Middle School, Utah

“Our team is moving in a positive direction because of Joe’s guidance. He is a quality presenter and an even better person. Thanks for sharing his talents with us at Box Elder Middle School.”

Keith Mecham, principal, Box Elder Middle School