Joe Gauld enrolled in the Hoffman Process in 2007 at the age of 80. During his Process, he reclaimed his childhood nickname. Once home, he returned to work as headmaster of Hyde School in Bath, Maine, and asked his colleagues to call him Joey. In this episode, Joey shares wisdom gained from his long, full life. His laugh is infectious, his view on educating children inspiring, and his philosophy on how to move forward even when you aren’t sure whether or not what you want to do will work enlightening.
Hyde School’s founding principle was, and continues to be, “Every individual has a unique potential that defines their destiny.” This clearly aligns with the Process. In fact, many of Hyde’s educators, parents, and students have done the Process. An educator since 1951, Joey founded the Hyde Family Learning Center in Bath, Maine in 1966, and has been the headmaster then since that day. Joey founded Hyde Leadership Charter Schools in New Haven, CT, in 1994, Washington DC in 1999, and the Bronx, NY in 2006. He served his country in World War II as Quartermaster and Seaman 1st Class in the U. S. Navy.
Joey has written numerous books around kids, parenting, and in particular, character, including, What Kids Want –and Need—from Parents: How to Bond With and Mentor Children, published in 2012. He appeared on The Donahue Show, 1975; NBC The Today Show, 1975, 1979, 1986; CBS 60 Minutes, 1989; ABC 20/20, 1998.
Joey has a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MA in Mathematics from Boston University. Joey is widowed with three children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.