Josh Kunnath, EdD has served as an English teacher for the last 13 years at Highland High School in Bakersfield, California. During the past five years, he has also served as the school’s English department chair. Josh has taught a broad range of students during his tenure, including grades 9 through 12, levels from foundational and remedial to Advanced Placement, and courses in English language development (for English learners) and biology. His decade of focus and experience in the areas of grading, reporting, and equity includes research, publications, conference presentations, practice in his classroom, and coaching of other teachers. Josh also serves as editor of the Journal of School Administration Research and Development, an open-access peer-reviewed academic journal that covers educational leadership in K-12 schools.
Josh earned a BS in applied ecology from Michigan Technological University in 2004, an MA in teaching from Oakland University in 2009, an MA in educational administration from California State University, Bakersfield in 2011, and a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno in 2016. He lives in Bakersfield, CA, with his wife and two young kids.