As Partner Success Manager at The Social Institute, Josh works closely with our partner schools to develop, guide, and successfully implement the #WinAtSocial Program with their students, parents, and educators. He shares best practices and coordinates strategies to ensure each partner receives the most effective and engaging social media education customized to their needs.
Prior to The Social Institute, Josh spent his career helping schools design, successfully launch, and nurture programs that support the needs and values of its students. After starting his career in Charlotte with Gaston Day School then Charlotte Prep School, Josh returned to his alma mater Gaston Day as Dean of Students where he wore many hats – from planning events and booking speakers to managing social media issues and DJ’ing the school dance. At Gaston Day, Josh was an all-around player, collaborating directly with the executive leadership team, faculty, parents, and students.
Josh has first-hand knowledge of how The Social Institute’s programs benefit and enrich schools. He first met The Social Institute team at the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools annual conference, and jokes that it was love at first handshake. Josh championed bringing The Social Institute’s speaker program to Gaston Day School, which eventually led to a multi-year partnership.
Josh’s career as a student-athlete has fueled his drive, leadership, and positive attitude. During high school, Josh was named Athlete of the Year and was an All-Conference and All-State honoree for basketball. He went on to play basketball at the Division II level and was later inducted into the Gaston Day Athletic Hall of Fame. Josh now plays on behalf of schools nationwide, equipping their entire community to navigate social media and technology in positive, high character ways.
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