Pinellas school board members approved the hire of an Orange County administrator this week to lead the district'c career, technical and adult education department.
David Barnes, the current executive director of CTAE, is retiring. Of the 38 applications Pinellas received, Superintendent Mike Grego recommended they hire William Hunt. He starts Monday.
The job isn't a far stretch for Hunt, who is the senior director of career and technical education for Orange County. He has also served as the director of career and tech education in Osceola, though his roots are local: In the 1990s, Hunt was lead automative instructor at Erwin Technical Center in Hillsborough.
Hunt earned both his bachelor's and master's in industrical and technical education from USF.