Joe Smith teaches History for 5th and 6th grade. Originally from Bedford County, Virginia, he received his B.A. in History and M.S.Ed from Old Dominion University in 2013 and 2017, respectively. While in Hampton Roads, he worked in libraries, archives, and museums throughout the region. Before coming to Field School, he taught government and history for 4 years at the middle and high school levels. He has also assisted with multiple research projects, co-authored multiple papers, and presented at both state and national conferences. Joe is interested in almost everything outdoors including backpacking, archery, paddling, and travelling with his wife, Kristen, and their dog, Indy.