Mr. Joseph received a Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, where he also enjoyed four years as a member of the university’s varsity baseball program. He went on to receive his American Montessori Society certifications and credentials from The Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, MD, with a particular emphasis on Elementary I and Elementary II education for children ages 6-12.
After teaching at two other independent schools in Maryland and Virginia, Mr. Joseph was attracted to BASIS Independent McLean because of the autonomy allowed teachers to be themselves in the classroom combined with the vigorous academic curriculum: “I love every minute that I am teaching, learning, exploring, debating, and discussing with each and every student both in the classroom and the environment around us.” He strongly believes that students inherently want to learn more, and should never be limited in the scope and extent of their education: “It is my job to instill a love of learning within each child and encourage them to always yearn for more knowledge.”
Mr. Joseph is an avid baseball player and fisherman. He is also an artist, reader, writer, historian, photographer, and antique collector, and is always available for discussion about all of this disciplines and hobbies.