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Janssen's Pinellas superintendency could be shortest in 39 years

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August

If Julie Janssen's tenure as Pinellas County school superintendent comes to a close as expected this month, her three-year leadership term wouldn't have been the shortest in the district's history -- just the shortest in almost four decades.

Since 1972, Pinellas has experienced relatively stable leadership: Gus Sakkis served for nine years (1972-1981), Scott Rose for 10 (1981-1991) and Howard Hinesley for 13 (1991-2004).

When a national search landed Clayton Wilcox in 2004, that streak of stability came to an end as he announced four years later he'd taken a job with a textbook company. That was three years short of his Pinellas County contract term. (That's right: if Wilcox had stayed, his contract would have expired this year.)

Here's a list the school district sent us of all the public school superintendents in Pinellas County's history:

1.    Dixie M. Hollins, 1912-1920
 
2.    Robert S. Blanton, 1920-1928
 
3.    George M. Lynch, 1928-1935
 
4.    George M. Hoffman, 1935-1936
 
5.    Green V. Fuguitt, 1936-1948
 
6.    Floyd T. Christian, 1948-1965
 
7.    Paul D. Bauder, 1965-1966
 
8.    James F. Gollattscheck, 1966-1967
 
9.    Thomas B. Southard, 1967-1971
 
10. Nicholas G. Mangin, 1971-1972
 
11. Gus Sakkis, 1972-1981
 
12. Scott N. Rose, 1981-1991
 
13. J. Howard Hinesley, 1991-2004
 
14. Clayton M. Wilcox, 2004-2008
 
15. Julie M. Janssen, 2008-present

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 12:51pm]

    

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