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Joseph Reyes

Deputy Director, Programs
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Favorite quote
"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery, but weakness, folly, failure also. … The greatest teacher, failure is.”
— Yoda, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I am enjoying being a part of important conversations that can shape the future of my community."
Joined CFT

Joseph is with the Teaching and Leading team, focused on ensuring all classrooms and schools are led by excellent, diverse educators. He leads and supports work to improve “grow your own” programs across the state of Texas.

Prior to joining CFT, Joseph worked with the Edmund J. Safra Center’s Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, helping public schools redesign social studies curriculum to address students’ social and emotional learning. He also taught U.S. history at the high school level.

Joseph holds a master’s in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where he was a member of the education policy and management cohort, and a bachelor’s in political science and government, history and secondary education from Southern Methodist University.

Joseph’s Favorites
Ensuring every kid in Dallas has a quality education
Local Restaurant
Burger House
Place to take out-of-towners
State Fair of Texas
Watching movies and soccer

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