Joshua Strand has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English from the Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.
While at Hope College, Mr. Strand studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and attended La Universidad de Santiago de Chile. After graduating from Hope College, Mr. Strand worked as an English teacher in Holland, Michigan, then moved to Chicago and began working at Wells Community Academy in 2001.
Mr. Strand has worked in CPS for 14 years as an AP, English and Spanish teacher at the high school level. He enjoys integrating arts, health and wellness into his curriculum and has written curriculum for American Theatre Company’s Mosaic Youth theatre performance program. Mr. Strand leads the Green Team, which works with encouraging eco-friendly practices and co-leads the Student Success Team, which focuses on creating opportunities for students to be successful coming into high school and transitioning into life after high school.