Joseph (Joey) Beatty grew up in Placerville, CA, and went through our local school system: from Schnell Elementary, to Markham Middle, to El Dorado High School. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 2005. Beatty spent several years working and attending Folsom Lake College before transferring to CSU Sacramento (CSUS) as an English major. He graduated from CSUS with his BA in English, and went on to earn his single subject English teaching credential from UC Davis. Beatty is currently finishing up his MA in Education at UC Davis.
His daughter, Scout, was born in February of 2014, and she has been his closest comrade and primary source of inspiration ever since! He is absolutely thrilled to be teaching English and coaching the Academic Decathlon at Ponderosa High School, as it has been his dream since high school to teach in his local community.