Former Superintendent, Joplin Schools, MO & Founder, Bright Futures USA

Dr. C.J. Huff is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent. On May 22, 2011, Dr. Huff was superintendent when the costliest tornado in U.S. history hit Joplin, Missouri, with 200 mph winds devastating the community and destroying or damaging 10 of the 19 schools in his district. Dr. Huff successfully led his district of 1,100 employees and 7,700 students through recovery efforts, and since his retirement, has continued to support schools dealing with natural and man-made disasters and consulted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.