Have you ever heard someone talk about your school and you think, “That’s not even close!” I’m guessing you have. But the crucial question is: did you set them straight? My guess is that doesn’t often happen. Here is the deal though, it’s up to us to change the narrative.
From custodians, to teachers, to admin, to the board of education, we are all a part of a larger picture with a singular focus: educating kids. To do this we need to make sure that everyone, and I mean everyone knows what we are setting out to do each and every day. And I’ve got the perfect guest to talk more about this.
I’m not quite sure anyone can bring as much energy to everything they do as Joe Sanfelippo. To say Joe is kind of passionate about education is like saying Popeye kind of liked spinach. Joe is PASSIONATE about education, and he wants you to be too. I can’t really explain it any better than that. You’re just going to have to listen.
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. He holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, a MS in Educational Psychology, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin. Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He was named 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 by Education Dive.