Director of Leadership Development
Joel Gaines, M.Ed
Joel R. Gaines serves as Head of School at The City School in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University (Cairn University) with a B.S. in Education and Biblical Studies, and an MEd. from Cabrini University. Joel is passionate about seeing students flourish academically, emotionally, and spiritually toward comprehensive shalom. He has over 20 years of administrative experience spanning urban, suburban, public, and Christian schools. Joel serves in a multitude of leadership roles with organizations throughout the city of Philadelphia that focus on urban youth and urban education. Joel is married to Tia and has one son Josiah, and three daughters Hosanna, Elaina, and Adoniah.