CSCA School Commission Chair Wills Ryan shared, “I believe Joe Sanelli fits the profile of leaders described in Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great. Great leaders have a blend of personal humility with strong will and determination. Joe will be an impact leader for our school community.”
During Joseph’s 22 years in education, he has served as Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Chief School Administrator, and Headmaster. Most recently, Joseph served as Headmaster of Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, PA for the last six years. While there, Covenant has grown from 140 students to 270 students. Prior to Covenant, Joseph served as the Head of Atlantic Christian School, a pre-k-12 school of 500 students.
Joseph shared, “As the new Head of School, I look forward to the responsibility and challenge of ensuring that CSCA continues Renewing Minds, Engaging Hearts and Transforming Culture. I am confident the future of Coral Springs Christian Academy is very bright. My family and I are sincerely thrilled that we now get to be a part of that future.” Joe and his wife Carolyn have two daughters who will attend Coral Springs and one son who is a senior this year.
Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff assisted Coral Springs Christian Academy throughout this important process. Chair Wills Ryan noted:
“SIMA Executive Search brings much more value than simply finding capable candidates. Our process started with interviews and a survey of our school community to identify the essential skill set required in our next head of school. Once this was established SIMA pressed us on best practices and a timetable to produce a strategic plan. This was followed by an opportunity profile that went to thousands of potential candidate pools of people and the selection process commenced. All along the way SIMA was there to coach, act as a resource and diligently worked hard to finalize a short list of candidates for both them and us to dig deeper. Much time and effort went into the process, and our end product surely confirmed we made a right decision to partner with SIMA.”