New Principal of Cunningham Creek Elementary School Named

Randall Jud Strickland, chief of Elementary Schools for Duval County Public Schools, has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the Principal of Cunningham Creek Elementary. His nomination will be presented to the St. Johns County School Board at its June 11 meeting.

Strickland will replace Allen Anderson, who was selected the new principal of Palencia Elementary earlier this month.

“Jud’s experience and leadership ability align perfectly with our district,” said Joyner. “We are very fortunate to have him join us and I know that he will be a great addition to our team.”

Strickland has more than 20 years of experience within the Duval County Public School System with 10 years spent as a principal where he was responsible for opening Bartram Springs Elementary School. He also held the position of executive director for elementary turnaround schools and most recently served as the chief of elementary schools where he was responsible for leading and managing 53 elementary and two K-8 schools with more than 30,000 students. Strickland has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership both from the University of North Florida.

“I am overwhelmed with excitement about joining the Cunningham Creek Elementary School family,” said Strickland. “The school has a rich history of success and I look forward to being a part of a faculty and staff that put children first.”