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May 15, 2018
Auburndale High School Principal John Hill has been named Polk County Public Schools’ new deputy superintendent.
School Board members voted unanimously during Tuesday’s meeting to approve Hill’s promotion, making him the second highest ranking official in the school district. He will assist Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd in the daily management of all school district programs and operations.
“John is a servant leader with a huge heart for our students,” Byrd said. “He adores his students and staff; with a positive attitude, he is always challenging them to be their best. As a district leader, he will continue to be a strong advocate for education.”
Hill has more than two decades of experience with the school district, including as a teacher at Crystal Lake Middle, dean of students at Lakeland Highlands Middle, and assistant principal at Jere L. Stambaugh Middle. He has served as Auburndale High’s principal since 2007.
“Although I’ll miss being principal for my beloved Bloodhounds, I’m thrilled and honored to become deputy superintendent,” Hill said. “I look forward to working with the superintendent, School Board and district leaders to support our outstanding teachers in their efforts to educate our children.”
Hill was president of the Association of School-Based Administrators for two years and served on the ASBA Board for a total of four years.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in social science from Southeastern University in 1994 and master’s degree in education from Saint Leo University in 2001.