Joe Gauld is the founder of the Hyde Organization, a network of public and private schools recognized as the forerunner in character education. His success in motivating teenagers toward pursuing individual excellence in learning through an integrated character development curriculum that includes parental involvement have earned him the reputation as one of the foremost authorities in delivering effective character-building programs in schools across the country. Today, he serves as a consultant to schools and business organizations, while also continuing to mentor parents and families. He founded the Hyde Foundation in 1989, whose mission is to deliver the Hyde Schools character concept to interested schools and communities nationwide. Joe was a key figure in founding two private boarding schools in New England and three award-winning, inner-city public schools in Bronx, New York, Washington DC, and New Haven, Connecticut.