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Chuck Maddox
Erma Ruffkess

Mr. Chuck Maddox

Bearss Avenue Campus, Middle School

Head of Middle School



M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Saint Leo University 
B.S., Secondary Education/Spanish, University of Cincinnati 


Employed Since 2021

Chuck Maddox went into education inspired by his own teachers who "taught with their whole hearts each day." He soon realized that teaching is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs there is. He strives each day to positively impact students and teachers guided by these four belief statements:

  1. Provide a 21st-century education centered around critical and innovative thinking.
  2. A well-rounded classroom purposefully integrates technology into each lesson.
  3. Students learn best in a positive and supportive learning environment where they are not afraid to explore their personal perspectives, their learning styles, and their interactions with others.
  4. Blend classroom instruction and character education.

With these core beliefs as his compass, Maddox has the mindset needed to lead CDS Middle School to new heights; assuring the new middle school classrooms and Center for Innovation will become a forward-thinking source of learning and inspiration for students and faculty while upholding the values important to our school.

Chuck Maddox is highly respected by his colleagues and has been described as a rising star. In addition to having a genuine love of learning and a passion for education, he is recognized as a leader who leads by example. He is regarded as an effective communicator and is admired for his ability to build strong connections with his colleagues, students, and parents.

Chuck Maddox came to CDS from The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, FL where he was the Middle School Academic Dean and a classroom Spanish teacher for seven years. Maddox is currently working towards a Doctor of Education in educational leadership at Lynn University. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Cincinnati where he majored in secondary education and minored in Spanish. He went on to earn a Master of Education degree at Saint Leo University in educational leadership.

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