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Superintendent Fred Heid comes to D300 from Jacksonville, Florida.  His most recent position there was as Chief Academic Officer for the Duval County Public School System, which has a student enrollment of 124,000.  The D300 Board of Education voted to hire Mr. Heid as D300 Superintendent on May 28, 2014. 

Superintendent Heid received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Florida. He has finished his course work for his Ph.D. from Capella University, based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is currently working on his dissertation, whereupon he will earn his Ph.D. Superintendent. Heid's previous positions include:
  • Duval County Public Schools - Chief Academic Officer
  • Florida Dept. of Education - Bureau Chief for School Improvement and Accountability
  • Orange County Public Schools - Principal
  • Sarasota County Public Schools - Department Chair/Teacher
Some of the awards that Mr. Heid has received include:
  • Booker Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Sarasota County Overall Teacher of the Year
  • University of Florida - Outstanding Educator
  • Sarasota Magazine - What's Right in Education
  • Disney Teacher of the Year Nomination
Superintendent Heid is married to his wife, Patty, and they have an elementary-aged son.  
Superintendent Heid is fully bilingual.  He not only fluently speaks Spanish, but also is proficient in reading and writing in Spanish.


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