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Joe Vincent

Social Studies Lead, Spanish Lead, and Adventure Mondays Lead

Joe Vincent is passionate about making education meaningful and engaging. He thrives in the outdoors, and believes that his students do too. Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Joe earned his teaching license at the University of Lynchburg, where he played on the varsity lacrosse team for four years. He is an avid whitewater kayaker who comes from a large family that is full of teachers; he has always loved working and learning with children. After college, Joe moved to Big Sky, Montana, where he taught a variety of subjects at Ophir Middle School for three years. In the summer of 2020, he moved to the Columbia River Gorge to teach and to paddle the amazing rivers in the area. 

Joe taught fifth through eighth graders at Wildwood Academy for two years, and took the ‘22-’23 school year to earn a master's degree in English Language Learning. During the year away from teaching, he studied remotely, worked as a river guide in Patagonia, and traveled around Chile and Peru with his wife, Elena. He loves outdoor learning with students and has been a camp counselor in Montana for Big Sky Discovery Academy and Camp Moonlight, and also at Mitchell Point Summer Camp in Hood River. 

Joe is back at Wildwood after a year abroad and leads Adventure Mondays, Individuals and Societies (social studies) and Language Acquisition (Spanish). Joe’s dog, Kleetus, has been a beloved part of the Wildwood Community. In December of 2023, she birthed a litter of golden retriever puppies! From that litter, the newest school dog, Little Red, has been welcomed with open arms and is taking the world by storm. Outside of normal school hours, you can find Joe kayaking locally in the gorge, down some of the world's greatest sections of whitewater!

Joe Vincent
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