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Future Ready Summer Book Club

Event Details

July 20-19, 2023

Shannon McClintock Miller and author Joe Sanfelippo hosted the third annual Future Ready Summer Book Club to read “Lead from Where You Are: Building Intention, Connection and Direction in Our Schools”.  The six-week book club was a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Educators.

The book focuses on:

Lead from Where You Are: Building Intention, Connection and Direction in Our Schools

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 a 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 the 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.

Lead from Where You Are offers a down-to-earth, implementable approach to rethinking how we build leadership and community in schools. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, a veteran principal and superintendent, argues that our focus must be on growing leadership potential all across the community, from students to teachers to staff. We can do this by reflecting on how we build a sense of intention together, how we connect with each other, and how we direct those we lead with compassion and affirmation. Sanfelippo’s frank discussion of the highs and lows of leadership will help new principals and superintendents feel prepared while also providing useful methods and sound counsel.

The Future Ready Librarians strand is supported by Follett.