About Joe Sellenheim

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I am a husband to an amazing woman and father to two wonderful daughters. I love to be outdoors, and I do in fact enjoy long walks on the beach (seriously – it’s not a cliché). I am the epitome of a life long learner and am passionate about spending time with family, reading, eating, and music. For the record, the best era of music was 1966-1977. Favorite band of all time: The Guess Who.

I spent the first 9 years of my education career as a music teacher and am embarking on my third year as an administrator. I am currently the principal of Grewenow Elementary in Kenosha Unified School District. The experiences I’ve acquired throughout my career have shaped me into the leader I am today. In addition to principal and blogger, I could be described professionally as follows:

Educational leader with a progressive vision for school success. Adept at analyzing data to develop creative solutions to complex problems while maintaining the scope of the big picture. Positive school climate extraordinaire focused on the well-being and growth of students, staff, families, and the community. Relationship craftsman with interpersonal skills that build consensus, collaboration, and an adherence to culturally responsive practices. Inspirational catalyst who manages diverse resources, attains ambitious goals, and carefully implements necessary change. Believer in the 5 P’s: Proper preparation prevents poor performance, and known for juggling multiple lit torches while executing unexpected, yet necessary, back flips to ensure favorable school outcomes (figuratively speaking).