Dr. Grego began his first day as superintendent on Sept. 26, 2012, one day after
his contract was approved by the Pinellas County School Board. Dr. Grego
was selected following a national search.
Before joining the
district, Dr. Grego held a job as an associate professor at the
University of Central Florida. An educator with more than three decades
of experience in public education, Dr. Grego spent five months as
Florida’s Interim Chancellor of K-12 Education in 2011.
to 2011, Dr. Grego served as superintendent of Osceola County, where he
oversaw dramatic academic improvements in the district.
Grego began his career in education in Hillsborough County, as a teacher in 1980. He
climbed the ranks over his 28-year career in the district to become
assistant superintendent for technical, career and adult education in
2000, followed by assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in 2002.
New York native, Dr. Grego earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from the State University of New York in Oswego. He
holds two Master’s degreesin Education, one in industrial technology
education from Illinois State University, and another in educational
leadership from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South
Dr. Grego has received numerous recognitions and
awards, including two in recent years for his efforts to promote education in The Arts! In 2009, the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) named him Superintendent of the Year for his ardent support of music education. In 2010, the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recognized
him with an annual Superintendent leadership award for his efforts to
promote arts education.