Joe Feldman is the CEO of Crescendo Education Group (crescendoedgroup.org), a consulting organization that partners with schools, districts, and post-secondary institutions to help faculty use improved and more equitable grading and assessment practices. Joe is the author of several articles on grading, assessment, and equity, and the author of Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why it Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms (Corwin). He leads workshops and presentations throughout the country to support teachers and education leaders with equitable grading. Prior to founding Crescendo Ed Group, Joe has worked in education at the local and national levels for over twenty years in both charter and district school contexts, and as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. He began his career as a high school English and American history teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and was the founding principal of a charter high school in Washington, DC. He has been the Director of Charter Schools for New York City Department of Education, the Director of K–12 Instruction in Union City, California, and was a Fellow to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Joe earned his B.A. from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard School of Education. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.