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Joseph Crawford

Joseph Crawford (IL '93)


At the time of the Award, Joseph Crawford was:

Crete-Monee Middle School
University Park, IL

Biographical Information

Joseph T. Crawford is a senior consultant with Learning Keys, a nonprofit educational organization in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, Crawford was assistant superintendent for Freeport School District 145 in Freeport, Illinois. Before that, as principal of Crete-Monee Middle School in Crete, Illinois, Crawford promoted the concept that schools should be administered based on a model of shared decision-making. "I hope to show that education does not have to be a top-down bureaucracy," said Crawford. While he was principal at Crete-Monee, the school won the National Excellence Award twice, for which Crawford and members of his staff were honored at the White House.

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Additional Information


1968 Butler University, Ed.S.

Choice Schools, Gifted & Talented Education, Multi-age Classrooms, Racial Inequity, School-Based Management, State Standards, Technology