| ||Bio ||As a graduate of Vermont Academy class of 1979, Mr. Echanis has been teaching for twelve years, nine at Vermont Academy.|
Prior to teaching, Joe worked at IBM as an Analog Design Engineer working on hard disk drive read/write channels and high speed fiber optic transceivers implemented in leading edge semiconductor technology. He also worked at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics as an Electrical Design Engineer and a Project Engineer on electro-mechanical defense systems. He has owned and operated his own interior carpentry business, Echanis Woodcrafters.
Joe is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association and has earned up to his National Diploma with them, a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. He was the recipient of the Barbara Sweet Faculty Award in 2004.
Mr. Echanis's passions include playing soccer, lacrosse, wood working, construction, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with his family. His hero is Tony Dicicco, currently the women’s soccer coach for the Boston Breakers and formally coach of the US Women’s World Cup and Olympic Goal Medal teams. He finds ways of creating winners by “catching them being good.” Mr. Echanis, his wife Carole, and three daughters live just off campus. His eldest daughter Castine graduated with the Class of 2008, Amaia is in the class of 2011, and Dariel will be in the class of 2018.