C.J. Huff

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Dr. C.J Huff is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, building principal and superintendent of schools. On May 22, 2011 he was serving as the Superintendent of Joplin Schools when the costliest tornado in US history hit Joplin Missouri. This EF-5 tornado with winds in excess of 200 mph devastated the community killing 161 community members including 7 students and a staff member. As a school system 10 of the 19 schools in his district were damaged or destroyed. Dr. Huff was responsible for successfully leading his district of 1,100 employees and 7,700 students through the response and recovery effort that followed. Retiring from Joplin Schools in July 2015, Dr. Huff currently serves as a Senior Advisor to J & M Global Solutions. In this role, he has continued to support schools and communities impacted by natural disasters. Most recently serving as contract support to the US Department of Health and Human Services in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma as well as the California wildfires.