Josh and Alex met in their education and social sciences classes at James Madison University, where they each expressed a desire to go deeper into their coursework. They enjoyed discussing education together, and envisioned the possibility of sharing ideas with a wider audience than their course syllabi allowed. Both considering podcasts and broadcasting a hobby, they were inspired to create an online community to facilitate a conversation with a broader audience.
The phrase “Two Coffee Teachers” was inspired by a mutual classmate of Josh and Alex who was impressive as a future educator, but was only able to teach after two cups of coffee. Thus, the Two Coffee Teachers Podcast was influenced by the desire to encourage educators in ways that will bring out their best without needing that second cup of coffee!
Born and raised in Darnestown, Maryland, Alex recently finished his undergraduate work at James Madison University with coursework in Political Science, History, and Secondary Education. At JMU, Alex played for the Ice Hockey team and was a member of SafeRides. Alex will have his M.A.T. in Secondary Education completed by May of 2016, and is excited to continue learning about the field of adolescent education.
A Baltimore native, Josh went south to attend James Madison University in the Fall of 2011. There he fostered a love for History and the Social Sciences and organized small group studies for underclassmen guys. He is currently completing his M.A.T. in Secondary Education at JMU while he spends his free time absorbing podcasts, technology, and the world of education.