Superintendent John Stratton

StrattonHernando School Superintendent John Stratton is a long-time resident of the community and brings more than 30 years of experience as an educator of students with special needs, behavior specialist, staffing specialist and as a school administrator at all levels including at the district's alternative school

Throughout Mr. Stratton's service to schools and the community he has developed meaningful and productive relationships across a wide network of local community and business organizations and is known for his approachability and fairness.

Prior to his appointment as Superintendent, Mr. Stratton served as Executive Director of Business Services for Hernando County Schools. His extensive school-level leadership experience includes his tenure as Principal of Central High School and administrator of Challenger K8 and Explorer K8. John was named the 2015 Principal Leader of the Year for Hernando School District.

Admired for his ability to unify and build teams, John has been an active participant at the district level serving as an administrative coach, a representative on the Academic Advisory Team and as a Lead Principal, a role which highlights his ability to effectively communicate and support his fellow principals through shared decision-making and mentoring.

John Stratton currently serves on the boards of The ARC Nature Coast and United Way of Hernando County.

2018 - Currently   Superintendent of Schools
2017 - 2018   Executive Director Business Services
2016 - 2017   Executive Director of Academic Services
2013 - 2016   Central High, principal
2010 - 2013   Explorer K-8, principal
2009 - 2010   Star Education Center, principal
2008 - 2009   Central High, assistant principal
2005 - 2008   Challenger K-8, assistant principal
2001 - 2005   Crystal River Middle, assistant principal

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Our Staff

John Stratton
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Ray Pinder
Assistant Superintendent of Business & Support Services
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Gina Michalicka
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
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Kelly Padilla
Executive Office Manager
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