Joe Dailey teaches 11th and 12th grade English at CEC. Growing up, he worked as a counselor and eventual Program Director at a Boy Scout Summer Camp in New Hampshire, where he discovered his love of outdoor adventure and education. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a degree in Public Health, he decided he wanted to continue working in education. Moving to rural California, he taught middle school ELA in the Central Valley for 3 years, working with predominantly Latino and Filipino field workers and their families. During this time, he also received his M.A. in Urban Education Policy and Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Here, he received his graduate program’s “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award. His proudest accomplishment was working with his students to co-found the school’s first Community Service Club, Helping Hands! He also taught in Aurora for 2 years, again working with a predominantly Latino and Southeast Asian population. In the classroom, Joe believes in high expectations, high rigor, and lots of humor. On the weekends, you can find him making French toast, sitting outside, reading, skiing, or mountain biking!