About Joe Costal


Educational leader


Award-winning writer


Funniest guy you know

Joe is a dad of five amazing kids (from 18 months to 18 years). He is married to his best friend and favorite singing partner. He has spent the last 20+ years working at Oakcrest High School as a content supervisor (he was an English teacher at first, and won TOY and novice TOY), and at Stockton University as a writing professor (his Rate My Professor is pretty legit). Joe is also an award-winning author of everything from poetry to leadership books. He has won a Pushcart Prize, as well as several fellowships from prominent literary organizations like Grubstreet & Wesleyan. Joe is a huge culture nerd who loves to podcast his opinions on music, movies and literature. If you are wondering what else he loves, remember he has five kids, so he’s lucky to be here.