A Silver PartnerPinellas County Schools
Located in Largo, Florida, Pinellas County is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east, and recognized as the sixth most populous county in the state of Florida with nearly 930,000 residents.
Our mission is to attract and retain a strong diversified workforce where talent is matched with opportunity.
This District Strategic Plan is for all of us as it is designed to bring together the most important efforts that define our success. Our intent is that everyone in the District understands the Strategic Plan, finds their role in the plan and works to accomplish the goals of the plan in order to achieve our vision of 100% Student Success.
Vision: 100% Student Success
Mission: Educate and prepare each student for college, career, and life
Core Values: Commitment to Children, Families and Community; Respectful and Caring Relationships; Cultural Competence; Integrity; Responsibility; Connectedness
Teach. Learn. Love.
Pinellas County Schools offers STEM magnet or career programs at all grade levels. The district also provides 250 before- and after-school STEM Academies for students in grades 2-12. STEM Academies offer students opportunities to participate in engineering design challenges, explore STEM careers and use technology to enhance their understanding of the world.
Pinellas County Schools is also committed to offering opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom. We have implemented several programs that provide more time for instruction and offer a variety of online resources to support learning outside of the classroom.
We also offer personalized learning opportunities at many schools, where learning is tailored to how each student learns best.
Our Teacher Career Pathway
Who are we?
We are a team who believes all of us have a unique talent and each talent has something of value to offer. We believe in building professional ongoing relationships to assist our candidates through the process of finding their dream job. We welcome and facilitate the selection of our future educators who possess special, creative/technical skills to become role models and contribute to the district’s vision of 100% student success.
The mission of the Credentialing Team is to support the District’s goal of a high-performing workforce by ensuring that appropriately certified educators are in all classrooms.
A Word About Our
Pinellas Pathways to Graduation, rigorous and relevant course options that help students successfully complete the requirements for earning a high school diploma and uniquely distinguish themselves as they apply to colleges, universities, and technical schools, or enter the workforce.
Summer Bridge, an ambitious summer learning program that sets students up for success.
-Dr. Michael Grego
Growing Greatness Together
Passion, Commitment, Success
Our Core Values: Commitment to Teachers, Students, Families and Community; Respectful and Caring Relationships; Cultural Competence; Integrity; Responsibility; Connectedness
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is designed to meet the diverse needs of English language learners (ELLs) who come from home environments in which the native language is other than English. These students may have difficulty understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the English language without additional support. Currently, students who are eligible for the ESOL program services based on test results represent more than 80 languages.
Pinellas Alliance of Black School Educators
Mission: To further the professional development of PABSE members through networking within the Pinellas County School Board, the National Alliance of Black School Educators and other organizations while a part of the Pinellas County School District.
Improving academic success of Pinellas County students through education, mentorship and scholarship opportunities.
To grow membership and serve the Pinellas County community through volunteer opportunities.
Pinellas Multicultural Advisory Committee
The Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC) is a multicultural student leadership program designed to empower students to have a positive, sustainable impact on the culture and climate of their schools and communities. The program became a school board mandate in order to ensure that students had the right to attend a school where all ethnic and cultural heritages are welcomed and respected.
The multicultural committee members represent a balance of students by gender and grade level, and representing a cross section of the racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the students at the school.
Teacher Scholarship Program
Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program
The stated intent of the Best and Brightest Teacher Program is “to recruit, retain, and recognize teachers who meet the needs of this state and have achieved success in the classroom.” Each school district has now received their allocation for this program, $9.7 million of which has been earmarked for Pinellas County Schools. The 2019 Legislature revised section 1012.731, Florida Statutes (F.S.), The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher and Principal Program.
Transition to Teaching
Alternative Certification is designated for those who are not certified through a college of education and want a career change. Our district Professional Development Program, called the Transition to Teaching Program (TTT), is available to middle, high school, and adult education new hires who need their professional teaching certificate. This program is also available to those who want to be an art or music elementary education teacher.
Schools (With over 75 Magnet Programs)
Get In Touch
Pinellas County Schools
301 Fourth St. SW
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: (727) 588-6281
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are An Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.