Jonathan H. Grantham, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Jonathan Grantham began his education career as a math teacher at a middle and high school in Panama City, Florida. He also helped open a K-12 school. After relocating to Tallahassee to earn advanced degrees at Florida State University, Grantham accepted an administrative position with Leon County Public Schools as an assistant principal at Rickards High School, and later as principal of Gilchrist Elementary School. Under his leadership, the school received the prestigious “No Child Left Behind” Blue Ribbon Award for high performing schools.
Grantham later took over as principal of Florida State’s K-12 Lab School, and then relocated to Tampa to become principal of Metropolitan Ministries K-5 School.
Grantham was appointed principal at Roland Park K-8 School, which reached maximum enrollment, improved its overall grade, and received numerous national awards including “School of Distinction” from Magnet Schools of America (2013), “School of Excellence” (2014), and “New and Emerging Magnet School” (2014), an honor bestowed on just one school nationwide.
Following this success, Grantham led Turner-Bartels K-8 School, one of the largest combined schools of its kind. Under Grantham’s leadership, the school increased student enrollment, became a Microsoft® Showcase School, a model STEM school, and improved its overall academic performance.
In November 2016, Grantham was appointed deputy superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Marion County Public Schools. Two years later, he became the district’s only deputy superintendent, overseeing both Curriculum and Instruction and Operations for the entire district.
Dr. Grantham holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, a Specialist in Education, and a Doctor of Education degrees, all from Florida State University.
He is happily married to Diana and has five children: Jordan, Ireland, Tate, Hartley and Charley.