Joseph Sarosy lives in Northern New Mexico, where he teaches first grade without a school building. He has degrees in engineering and philosophy, and reads continuously about neuroscience, cognitive science, child development, the history of childhood, evolutionary theory, oral and written storytelling, mathematics, and the expression of creativity in children and adults. He has written articles for,, and is widely respected in Taos as a dedicated and fun-loving father. In 2018, he initiated the #greatdad campaign to celebrate great dads across the country. His partner, Silke Markowski, a Waldorf kindergarten teacher with over 30 years of experience, co-founded the Taos Waldorf School in 1995, then left in 2016 to form Taos Earth Children, an independent forest kindergarten. Joe and Silke collaborate daily.