Empowering Shared Leadership – Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District

2019 National Superintendent of the Year, Joe Sanfelippo

LFKS Leadership Conference Description:

School communities are full of people who have both the ability and desire to lead. Some lead without knowing it. Most lead without the recognition they deserve. Whether you lead in the classroom, department, building or district, chances are you know how challenging it can be to identify and develop other strong leaders, and to grow the leadership capacity of your organization as a whole. But ensuring that leaders around you know their worth, helping them cultivate connections and growing their confidence can help your whole team move forward together, helping the organization and the people within it to thrive. In the conference you will learn about leadership highs and lows, building a sense of intention and connection, useful methods, and the why, what and how it takes for move your organization towards collective efficacy.

Conference Details

  • Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
  • Randy Watson
  • Great Kansas Educators

Date:  February 22, 2023
Conference Registration: $225


District, school and team/department leaders


  • Grow and utilize staff to maximum leadership capacity.
  • Acquire strategies to build teacher self-efficacy, and leading to collective efficacy.
  • Obtain tips and tools to cultivate community connections, build a sense of intention and lead with compassion and affirmation.
  • Develop a plan of practice that will shape their learning experience and help shape the learning experience of others.


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*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

Author of Lead From Where You Are & Hacking Leadership

Be intentional
Open doors
Build people


About the Facilitator

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. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, a MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.  Joe is also an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade.  He was also a school counselor and high school coach prior to taking on an elementary principal position in 2005.  He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin.

Joe started the #1minwalk2work Leadership Challenge, and 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 attended summits at the White House for both distinctions. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019. He has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media for School Leaders, Telling Your School Story, Creating a Culture of Yes, and Personalized Professional Growth for Staff.

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