As an award-winning teacher and passionate coach, Joseph Staunton has been educating and inspiring elementary and high school students for over 20 years. Joseph has earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees while studying economics, education, and creative writing. Outside the classroom, you’re likely to find him dreaming up new stories, playing tennis, pacing the sidelines of a lacrosse field, or spending family time at the beach. Joseph resides in Ridgewood, NJ, with his wife Kathleen, son Owen, and their faithful black Labrador Sullivan.

Better Day Books was founded on the belief that all people are creative and that doing things by hand is inherently good for us. We believe in the power of books to teach and inspire creative ideas that lead to a better life for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Visit us at and @better_day_books for more info!

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