B.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.Ed., Southern New Hampshire University (Anticipated Graduation: Summer 2020)
Joe Balsamo spent the majority of his life (and teaching career) in south Florida before marrying a Massachusetts native and relocating to a very different climate. He was the lead teacher of the junior class of Mavericks High of North Broward during the school’s inauguration year. He worked for six years as a seventh grade and eighth grade teacher at Bak Middle School in West Palm Beach. At Bak, Joe was involved with the school’s tutoring and course recovery programs. In addition, he was the chairperson of the school’s SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) program.