Steven M. Constantino Chief Academic Officer, Virginia Department of Education
For almost 20 years, Dr. Steve Constantino has captivated thousands of teachers, administrators, school board members and business people from the United States and around the world. His keynote presentations and workshops have been featured in local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Working as a high school principal in 1995 he stumbled across research about the effects of family engagement on student learning and was immediately convinced that this was the missing ingredient in helping all children learn.
Dr. Constantino’s work quickly gained national prominence and soon he began traveling the United States speaking and working with all types of educators, school board members, and businesses to promote sound practices in family engagement that result in increased academic achievement for all students. His natural gifts as a motivating orator coupled with his knowledge and practical experience make him one of the most sought-after speakers in the field of family engagement.
Dr. Constantino began his career as a music teacher and moved through the ranks. In addition to teacher, assistant principal, principal, deputy superintendent and superintendent, Steve has also launched a company devoted to family engagement training, taught as a college professor, and authored three previous books on the subject as well as numerous articles and blogs.
Today, Dr. Constantino is a school superintendent in Virginia and still travels the globe bringing his unique message of family engagement as well as his practical processes to engage every family.