Save the date for 2024!

February 29 – March 1, 2024 | Georgetown, TX

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

Rural Schools Conference

Texas Rural Schools Spring Conference is about collaborating with fellow educators who work in rural schools to share successful strategies for this unique educational setting. 

Participants will leave with innovative tools and strategies for immediate application in their campus or district. Last year, topics included teacher retention and recruitment, remote coaching, PLCs, accountability, and so much more!  

There will be highly engaging breakout sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, and rich discussions with peers.

Don’t miss out on this chance to grow your network and impact student growth!


School leaders in rural schools wear many hats. This conference provides insight and reminds us we are not alone in our endeavor but have a support system as big as Texas!

Jessi M.

I am the only elementary principal in our district. The Rural Schools Conference allows me to connect with other elementary principals and focus on my own growth as a campus leader.

Jowie W.

Keynote Speakers

Joe Sanfelippo Headshot

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

February 29, 2024 (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek,
WI…home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-hosts the Hacking Leadership Podcast and co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year 2019.