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Joe Mazza
Faculty, Staff at University of Pennsylvania
Biographical Information

Dr. Joe Mazza is a lifelong learner, leader, and innovator. Joe currently serves as the Leadership Innovation Manager and Lecturer (Digital Leadership) at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. In this role, Joe works with faculty, students, and alumni of the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. In addition to his work at Penn, Mazza is internationally recognized as a leader in family-school partnerships and engagement, including his service as an advisor on these topics to both the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) in Washington, DC.


Prior to serving in these roles, Dr. Mazza enjoyed a distinguished career in K-12 public education as a teacher, principal, and district office leader. After a successful career in the classroom, Joe moved into school leadership roles, including several years as principal/lead learner at Knapp Elementary School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. During his tenure at Knapp, the school became recognized around the globe as a community of excellence, specifically in the areas of family engagement, technology, and using a variety of social media platforms to extend learning for students, staff, parents, and community members beyond the walls of the school itself. Based on his successes leading the school in these and other areas, Joe was tapped to serve as the district’s K-12 Project Manager for Connected Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.


Connect with Joe via Twitter and/or Voxer (@joe_mazza), and find evolving resources for #edleaders at the Mid-Career Innovations Lab (@MCiLAB) at https://twitter.com/mcilab.