Flower Darby

With over two decades of experience in education as a teacher, principal, and district administrator, Joe is the founder and CEO of Crescendo Education Group. Through the Equitable Grading Project, he advocates for fair grading practices and has presented at major education conferences. Joe’s influential book, “Grading for Equity,” published in 2018, has shaped discussions on transforming schools and classrooms. A Stanford University graduate with a master’s degree from Harvard School of Education, he also authored “Teaching Without Bells” and collaborates with prominent organizations such as the National Education Association and Stanford University’s Challenge Success.