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Dr. Joe Famularo
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Dr. Joe Famularo

Dr. Joe Famularo has been an author and educational leader for over 30 years. He has been a teacher, director, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. Dr. Joe enjoys presenting on topics of teaching, learning, and leadership. He has a distinguished education background holding a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Technology as well as having teacher certifications in K-12 Mathematics, K-12 Reading, K-12 Special Education, N-6 Elementary, and K-12 Music.

Dr. Joe is an innovative leader and has positively impacted the New York and Long Island region. He has held many leadership positions including, President of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents (NCCSS), President of SCOPE Board of Directors, Co-chair of the New York State Council of School Superintendents Legislative Committee and Co-chair of NCCSS Legislative Committee, Chair of the Education Advisory Council for Adelphi University. Peer Editor for the Journal for Leadership and Instruction, Chair of the NCCSS Safety Committee working closely with law enforcement on school safety. He also has worked very closely with the Nassau Suffolk School Board’s Executive team and the Nassau Region PTA. Dr. Famularo provides leadership on the post-secondary level, teaching, and serving on advisory boards of several colleges and universities.

Dr. Joe and his wife live on Long Island, New York and have raised three children and two dogs.

Past AASA New York Superintendent of the Year Winners:

2023 New York Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Kevin McGowan

2022 New York Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Donna DeSiato

2021 New York Superintendent of the Year: Roberto Padilla

About the Award:

The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:

    • Leadership for Learning
    • Communication
    • Professionalism
    • Community Involvement

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