SLF Consulting builds a successful relationship with every school board and through that relationship provides exemplary service to assist school boards with their most important decision.


Dr. Sammy Lee Felton is the owner of SLF Consulting.  He has over fourteen years of experience as a superintendent search consultant.  Dr. Felton has supported searches in Alabama, California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, and North Carolina.

Our Search Process

SLF Consulting utilizes PlanDoStudyAct, a four-stage continuous improvement model, in conducting superintendent searches.


  • Identify the most important characteristics of the new superintendent
  • Establish the search calendar
  • Determine the scope of the search
  • Establish community involvement
  • Develop an application
  • Assist the board in determining appropriate compensation


  • Collaborate with Board to develop announcement
  • Place announcement of vacancy
  • Conduct targeted recruiting
  • Send and receive application materials
  • Inform applicants of status
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Assist the board in determining interview schedule, questions, and protocol


  • Screen each applicant
  • Review candidates with board and assist the board in determining which candidates it will interview using decision-making tool


  • Assist board in selection process
  • Advise candidates not selected
  • Coordinate interview and visitation procedures
  • Contact all finalists and schedule their interview dates
  • Conduct year one goal setting with superintendent and board

Leadership Coaching

Our passion is leadership development.  We coach leaders to lead in a manner that transforms the organization.  Our strategies are grounded in research.  We believe that leadership serves as the spark to ignite organizational success.

School and District Leadership Coaching Process

To facilitate the coaching process, SLF Consulting utilizes a continuous improvement model and national standards as tools to assist in the growth and development of school and district leaders.


About Us

Dr. Sammy Lee Felton began pursuing a career in education after serving in the U.S. Army

Dr. Felton earned a B.S.E. (English, Delta State University), M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction, Memphis State University), and Ph.D. (Education Leadership, University of Mississippi).  Dr. Felton has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, superintendent, adjunct professor, and university professor in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

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Form updated Jan 10 2019

SLF Consulting
Dr. Sammy Felton

feltons [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1615
Anniston, AL 36202