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Corbett named deputy superintendent of Pinellas County Schools

William Corbett has been named deputy superintendent of Pinellas County Schools. 

Superintendent Mike Grego made the announcement Tuesday during the regular board meeting. It was part of several administrative changes he announced mid-meeting, including principal changes at three of five struggling schools in Pinellas.

Corbett has been an area superintendent since August 2011. He also threw his name in the hat for superintendent before Grego was hired. He wasn't a finalist, but board members spoke highly of his potential. Corbett started in Pinellas in 1989 as a special education teacher at Hamilton Disston. He was principal of Richard L. Sanders School and Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School before joining the district's upper administrative ranks. 

Grego didn't say during the meeting how much Corbett will earn in his new position or whether someone will be appointed to his old position. (We're asking.) Grego brought back the deputy superintendent position - justifying it and a few other administrative changes with several administrative cuts. Jim Madden retired from the position last year. 

The Gradebook actually asked Grego a few weeks ago if Corbett was being named to the position. Grego dismissed it as "speculation."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:41am]


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