Athletic Director and MYP PHE teacher Joe Rodden was born and raised in Texas, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and sports Science from Howard Payne University and a Master of Arts degree in Human Communication from Abilene Christian University. Throughout his twenty years as a teacher and coach, Joe has taught a wide range of subjects in the classroom and on the playing field. As a coach, Joe has led teams to a high school state championship in Texas and national championships in the USA and Kuwait, while also helping many of his former athletes move on to professional sports careers. Joe has seven years of experience as an Athletic Director, most recently serving at QISS in Qingdao. Joe is passionate about serving students and helping them to become the best versions of themselves. In his free time, Joe enjoys reading non-fiction books and competing in sports, such as golf and rugby.