Cultivating Hope in Education Amidst Crisis

In this episode, our host, Brian Gregory, sits down with Dr. CJ Huff, former Superintendent of Joplin Schools. Together, they discuss the significance of resilience and the impact of community engagement. They cover:

[00:01:00] Dr. Huff's background in education and some of the challenges he's experienced over the years
[00:07:31] Dr. Huff's experience entering the role of Superintendent 
[00:09:43] The Joplin, Missouri tornado and how Dr. Huff kept the schools in operation during this disaster
[00:13:08] Dr. Huff's philosophy on facilities management and its impact on the students
[00:15:52] Dr. Huff's work with the US Department of Health and Human Services
[00:18:29] How to handle the cultural impact of natural disasters on the community, staff, and students
[00:22:39] The impact Bright Futures USA is having on student success and graduation rates
[00:26:02] Dr. Huff's advice for getting into a Facilities or Superintendent role 

Creators and Guests

Brian Gregory
Brian Gregory
Brian is the founder and CEO of FMX, a leading provider of facilities and maintenance management software.
Dr. CJ Huff
Dr. CJ Huff
CJ Huff is a leader with 20 years of experience working in public education. He has worked with some of the greatest educators and community leaders in the country. Together, they problem-solved and overcame obstacles to create new and dynamic opportunities for our nation's youth and future workforce.
Cultivating Hope in Education Amidst Crisis
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