Mr. Kriete joined the JAG NJ team in 2016 at the New Brunswick C.A.R.E.S./ Adult Learning Center when his District Curriculum Advisor and building Principal thought he would be a great fit for the position. He started teaching in 2003 after spending some time in the private sector. Mr. Kriete left teaching in 2006 to pursue a business venture but returned to the profession in 2013. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University and NJIT and he also earned his MAEdL from Thomas Edison State University in 2021.
In addition to earning the district Teacher of the Year Award and JAG NJ Specialist of the Year in 2019, Mr. Kriete has received national recognition from JAG including the coveted 5 of 5 performance award for the classes of 2019 and 2021.
Fun fact: Joe loves to swim.