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Steven Constantino

Executive Professor

Office: 3108
Email: [[smconstantino]]
Areas of Expertise: Family and Community Engagement, K-12 Leadership, Planning and Organizational Development


Dr. Constantino is internationally recognized for his work in family engagement and his innovative, non-conventional, entrepreneurial and outlier approaches to leading organizations and acquiring impressive results. He is a much sought-after speaker and leadership consultant.

As a result of his experiences and his practical approach to engaging families, Steve has authored four books on the subject. His first book, Making Your School Family Friendly (NASSP, 2002), was published after he was selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the MetLife Foundation to create the first-ever family friendly schools national symposium, held in Washington D.C.

His second book, Engaging Every Family (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), soon followed. This book expanded on the conceptual framework of the four domains of family engagement. In 2008, Steve released his third book, 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement (Engage Press, 2008). Steve’s fourth and newest book, Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles is published by Corwin Press and quickly became a bestseller.

Dr. Constantino began his career as a teacher and moved through the ranks to award-winning principal and school district superintendent. At the State level, Steve served first as Chief Academic Officer and was then appointed to Acting State Superintendent by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Today, Dr. Constantino continues to accept numerous invitations to speak and consult with schools, districts and business organizations around the world and is an Executive Professor in educational leadership at the William & Mary School of Education.

BM, Music Education, State University College of NY at Potsdam
MM, Music Education, State University College NY at Potsdam
CAS, Educational Leadership, State University of NY at Cortland
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Study, Virginia Tech