Brooksville - Hernando School District Superintendent John Stratton announced today that he is applying for the position of superintendent in Brevard County. He further clarified that he is not resigning from his current position during the selection process.
“I truly love serving the students, staff and community here in Hernando County, where I have spent the past 18 of my 30 years in public education,” Stratton said. “After discussing it with my family, I decided to apply in Brevard County as a professional growth opportunity.”
Stratton served as a teacher, behavior specialist, school principal and district administrator before the school board selected him as superintendent in 2018. The Brevard position became available when the school board and superintendent Mark Mullins parted ways last November.
In his announcement to his staff, Stratton stated, “If the Brevard County School Board selects me, I will allow plenty of time to create a smooth transition here. And, if they do not select me, I plan to remain here as your superintendent.”
“The Brevard position serves as a logical progression of my career, similar to someone working in the private sector looking very seriously at opportunities to grow and tackle a new challenge.” He added, “This move has nothing to do with politics, discontentment, policy decisions or the current school board, and I will faithfully do my duties here as the Brevard school board makes its decision.”