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Mike Grego, Ed.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Michael Grego, Ed.D., is an innovative leader who served in public education in the state of Florida for 42 years, with the last ten of his career as superintendent of Pinellas County Schools. A nationally recognized administrator, Dr. Grego served as the 2020-2021 president of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents and was the 2018 Florida Superintendent of the Year. Under Dr. Grego’s leadership, Pinellas County Schools earned districtwide accreditation, achieved record-high graduation rates and successfully narrowed achievement gaps between minority students and their peers. During his tenure, Pinellas realized tremendous growth in magnet, STEM and career education programs.

Twice during his leadership, the district earned the top score in Florida for offering the best choices for parents. Pinellas has also received national recognition for its digital curriculum and exemplary use of technology, and for preparing high school students for success in college, career and life.

Dr. Grego’s accomplishments earned him numerous honors and awards including:

  • The USF College of Education Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • In 2018, the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education Superintendent of the Year
  • In 2019, the Florida Music Education Association Superintendent of the Year Award for his ardent support of music education
  • In 2020, the Administrator of the Year for the National Association for Gifted Children and one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 25 People to Watch
  • And in 2021, the Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year for his efforts to increase choice options for families and make magnet programs a priority.