Joe Cuddemi, a consultant, has over 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, counselor, and principal in a wide variety of educational settings, including adjunct professor at Colorado State University.
He specializes in the implementation and development of the professional learning communities process, designed to help schools build healthy collaborative cultures that result in high student achievement and high staff productivity. As Kinard Middle School’s founding principal, Kinard received multiple national recognitions, including the 2015 National Blue-Ribbon Award as an exemplary high-performing school, the 2013 Green Ribbon Award for environmental leadership, and a 2012 selection as a national model PLC.
As a counselor, Joe created and developed an award-winning horsemanship program for undersupported students struggling with social and emotional challenges. As a mathematics teacher, he received the Sallie Mae Award as one of Colorado’s outstanding teachers. Joe began his teaching career on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana and in Kingston, 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.