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About Joe Bruzzese, MA

Throughout the past 20 years Joe Bruzzese has successfully guided children, parents and educators through the challenges of the childhood years. As a nationally recognized author and speaker Joe brings innovation, energy, recognition and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice.

Joe’s work has been reported across numerous media outlets, including the nationally syndicated television morning shows and a collection of print and online parenting publications including Momster.com where he is the featured Dad on the popular parenting site created by Family Circle and Parents Magazine.

His background as a teacher and coach paved the way to his first book title, A Parents’ Guide to the Middle School Years, (Ten Speed Press 2009), and two DVDs, “50 Days and 50 Ways to Thrive During the Middle School Years” and “Confident, Connected and Challenged – The 3 C’s to Thriving During the Middle School Years”. His energetic, content-rich presentations draw interest from schools and conferences around the nation.

Joe’s background in education includes a Master’s degree in addition to his former tenure as teacher in the middle school grades. Joe brings years of educational theory and practical experience to his work with families.

In addition to the speaking events and seminars he facilitates, Joe instructs future teachers in the Graduate School of Education, at UC Santa Barbara and at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches courses focused on the development of relationships among children, parents and schools.

For scheduling inquiries and book purchases:
phone: 805-319-2358
email: joe@middleschoolyears.com