Joe Foster lives in northwestern Ohio and is completing his fourteenth year teaching high school social students at Waynesfield-Goshen Schools in Auglaize County. In addition to teaching American History, World History, Government, and Economics, Joe also teaches The Civil War, a one semester elective for juniors and seniors. In 2011 Joe founded the Civil War Brigade, a student service organization that promotes Civil War history by helping preserve battlefields and educate the local community about Civil War history. So far the Brigade has raised over $2,500 for the Civil War Trust and the Gettysburg Foundation. In 2012 Joe was named the Ohio History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute.