Teacher, Musician, and author in Nashville, Tennessee
Joel Bezaire is the 7th Grade Pre-Algebra teacher at The University School of Nashville. He has taught Pre-Algebra exclusively since 2002. In 2014, he was awarded the Bovender Family Faculty Chair for "modeling the best in innovative teaching practices and thorough involvement in the life of the school." He has presented at the ISTE, TMTA, and NCTM conventions, served as a mentor teacher at MTSU's New Math Teacher Symposium on two different occasions, was awarded the Quaker Hill grant for the purpose of creating an Advanced Sixth Grade Challenge Curriculum, and attended Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero/Future of Learning symposium.
Joel serves as a mentor teacher for sophomores in the education program at Peabody College/Vanderbilt University and has mentored a number of teachers in the Teach for America program. Joel has a B.S. in Mathematics from Belhaven University and an M.S.T. in Middle Grade Math Education from Middle Tennessee State University.
In addition to his work in education, Joel is a musician, songwriter, voice actor, and producer and runs his home studio Nashville Bass Works and plays live as much as possible in the Nashville music scene.
Joel is also a writer, and has had articles published by ChristianityToday, Relevant Magazine, and Church Marketing Sucks. He has co-authored the humor book "Temptation Bangs Forever: The Worst Church Signs That You've Ever Seen" with best selling author Robert Kroese (available on Amazon).