Gulf High principal vies for Hernando assistant superintendent job
Steve Knobl, principal of Gulf High School in Pasco County, has made no secret of his desire to be a superintendent someday.
So when the Hernando County school district announced it would seek another round of applicants for its vacant assistant superintendent position, Knobl decided to go for it. He tried to keep it quiet, telling only his two top bosses about his plan, but public records made it hard to do that.
He explained that he's just trying to explore his options. He still loves Pasco County schools and the Gulf High job he took only a year ago. And he didn't want to upset parents, students and staffers who might think he already has one foot out the door.
Still, a career is a career, right?
"It's a scenario that's intriguing," said Knobl, a 15-year veteran of the Pasco district who's completing a doctorate in education this fall. "By no means does applying mean I'm going to get the job."