With expertise in the areas of leadership, community engagement, education programming, strategic planning or designing 21st century learning environments, Dr. C.J. Huff can work with you and your team to develop and implement strategies to accomplish your organizational goals.

SPEAKING AND CONSULTATION

Nothing can substitute experience. Dr. C.J. Huff has 19 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in rural, suburban, and urban school districts. He has taught graduate level education leadership and research classes for Lindenwood University and was appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to serve as a member of the advisory board for Western Governor’s University – Missouri. Huff has extensive knowledge and experience in education programming and policy development at the local, state, and federal level.

MOTIVATION FOR EDUCATORS

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND GROUP FACILITATION

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

POLITICAL LOBBYING AND RELATIONSHIPS

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

DISASTER RESPONSE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

SCHOOL DESIGN AND FACILITIES PLANNING

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

21ST CENTURY EDUCATION STRATEGIES

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEMS

The quality of relationships and how a community interacts are essential to communities seeking to overcome challenges facing our communities youth. Parents, human service agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, and government agencies all play an important role in any community engagement effort. Huff developed a framework for community engagement that has been replicated in over 50 communities in 7 states. Referred to as The Bright Futures Framework, the model enhances communication between community agencies, creates partnerships allowing quick access to resources, effectively utilizes social media to engage community members at the grassroots level, builds community leadership capacity, and provides service learning activities for youth. It has been nationally recognized as a “best practice” by the White House, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

I hope I would have had a little of C.J.’s toughness, commitment, and tenacity had I been faced with a similar situation.

[C.J. Huff is] a model for those who study resilience.

With unwavering courage and unshakable resolve, C.J. has led the Joplin Schools forward. He has been an inspiration to us all.

Professional Recognition

United States Department of Education
2015 Future Ready School District
(1 of 9 in the nation)

District Administrator Magazine
2015 District of Distinction

American Association of School Administrators
2013 National Superintendent of the Year Finalist

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINSTRATORS
2013 Missouri Superintendent of the Year

National School Public Relations Association
2012 Bob Grossman Leadership Award

Missouri National Education Association
2012 Horace Mann Award

eSchool News
2012 Tech Savvy Superintendent of the Year

Missouri School Public Relations Association
2012 Administrator of the Year)

People Magazine
2011 “Heroes Among Us” Award

Pittsburg State University
2009 Outstanding Alumni Award

Civic and Professional Leadership

Vice-President at Large
National School Public Relations Association
(2012-2015)

Board of Directors
Mercy Health Systems
(Current)

Board of Directors
Connect 2 Culture
(Current)

Advisory Board
Western Governor’s University — Missouri
(Current)

Board of Directors
Bright Futures USA
(2011-2015)

Member and Paul Harris Fellow
Joplin Noon Rotary
(Current)