Jonathan Grantham, who holds a Doctorate in Education, is the deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Marion County Public Schools. In this capacity, Dr. Grantham oversees all teaching curriculum, professional development for teachers, and other areas focused on classroom lessons and learning.
Grantham began his career as a teacher in Panama City, Fla., working in middle and high school math areas along with opening a K-12 school. He returned to college and later served as assistant principal and principal at an elementary school that received the “No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Award” for high academic performance.
Grantham then served as principal of Florida State University’s K-12 Lab School. After moving to Tampa, he became principal of a K-5 school and Roland Park K-8 school, where, despite maximum student capacity, he improved the school’s grade to an “A” and received national awards from Magnet Schools of America, Schools of Distinction, Schools of Excellence, and the New and Emerging Magnet School Award, given to just one school nationwide.
Grantham’s most recent position was leading a K-8 school near Florida’s Gulf Coast, one of the largest schools of its kind. Under his leadership, the school increased enrollment, received various awards and recognitions, and became a Microsoft® Showcase school.
Grantham’s four academic degrees all come from Florida State University: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Specialist in Education, and Doctorate of Education.
He and his wife, Katrina, have three children.