The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.
Superintendent's Weekly Review 4-21
The school district lost an exceptional leader Saturday morning as Craig Speziale, principal of Ponte Vedra High School, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Craig was more than a co-worker to us, he was a dear friend who loved St. Johns County schools and Ponte Vedra High School with the passion only he could show. He had an infectious smile and engaging personality that made you share the enthusiasm he had for everything.
More than anything, I believe Craig would want the school to finish the year strong. I have great confidence in the leadership team at PVHS, and the district will provide all of the necessary resources to do just that. Craig Speziale was a meticulous planner and we need only to follow his directions to finish the year in his honor.
Obviously, this is a very stressful time for our students and staff. Resources in dealing with grief are available on our PVHS website and counseling will be available to all who are in need of that service.
My greatest hope is that we all support each other through this time of grief. We have lost an exceptional leader within our district family. Personally, I have lost a great friend and colleague who leaves behind a legacy of wisdom, humor, love of family and incredible devotion to PVHS. Please keep Craig and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
We will miss you Craig.
Joseph G. Joyner, Ed.D.