Leadership in Education: Perspectives on Leading with School Administrator A.J. Rinaldi

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A.J. Rinaldi is a residential Administrator at the Milton Hershey School and the Tier one Coach of their multi-tiered systems of support. Prior to his current role, A.J. served as a House Parent and Lead Mentor where he was awarded the Chairman’s Medallion of Excellence, was a 2019 CORE Catherine Hershey houseparent of the year nominee, and began the Jr. Gentleman Wrestling program, an afterschool program that utilizes athletics to teach character and leadership to elementary age boys.

In addition to his Milton Hershey School contributions, A.J. is an Independent Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team. He’s the founder of Pit 2 Purpose, a motivational speaking company where he has spearheaded the Fight for Fatherhood initiative in his native South Florida, a campaign that encourages positive male role models and parenting while educating on the numerous societal effects of absent fathers.

Mr. Rinaldi boasts over 18 years of exceptional devotion in youth care and family services from group homes to street gangs. As a facilitator, A.J. has an inspirational and unique style of delivering experience-infused techniques with practical strategies rooted in human behavioral science. However, A.J.’s greatest accomplishment, is being a devoted husband and father to his wife Shavanta, and their 3 young children.