John Stratton, Superintendent

  • John Stratton John Stratton is a long-time resident of Hernando County and brings over 25 years of experience both as an educator of students with special needs, behavior specialist, staffing specialist and as a school administrator at all levels including at an alternative school.

    As a longtime resident of Hernando County, Stratton has developed 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, Stratton served as Executive Director of Business Services for Hernando County Schools. His school-level leadership is extensive and includes Principal of Central High School, administrator of Challenger K8 and Explorer K8. Stratton was the Hernando County School District’s 2015 Principal Leader of the Year.

    Admired for his ability to unify and build teams, Stratton 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 board of The ARC Nature Coast.

    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


  • John Stratton
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 401
    Fax: (352) 797-7101

    Heather Martin
    Assistant Superintendent of Business & Support Services
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 401
    Fax: (352) 797-7101

    Gina Michalicka
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 442

    Fax: (352) 797-7151

    Sheila Doyle

    Executive Office Manager
    Phone: (352) 797-7000 ext. 401
    Fax: (352) 797-7101