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Incoming Superintendent Names Deputy


Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

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Mark Vianello

Mark Vianello





MARION COUNTY – Incoming Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett, the first-ever appointed leader of Marion County Public Schools, has named a long-time district veteran as her number two in charge.


Mark Vianello, a 27-year employee of the district, will serve as deputy superintendent.  He joined MCPS in 1991 for two years, taught in Orange County for two years, then returned to Marion County in 1995.


With his new position, Vianello is working with a transition task force to determine what school will look like next year. His appointment becomes official July 1, the same day Dr. Gullett takes over as superintendent.


Throughout his career, Vianello has served as a high school teacher and assistant principal, along with principal positions at East Marion Elementary and Marion Technical Institute.  In 2010, he was named executive director of Student Services and continued there until 2017, when he became executive director on assignment over vocational programs, primarily leading Marion Technical Institute and Marion Technical College. In 2018, he was formally named executive director of Vocational Programs.


An Ocala native and Vanguard High alumnus (’87), Vianello holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Florida and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


Vianello’s leadership of vocational programs garnered him a “2020 College Ready Florida Innovator” award last month. As well, the Florida Workforce Development Association named him the 2018 Florida Workforce Partner of the Year as nominated by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. 


Last summer, Vianello shared the success of the district’s vocational programs at the prestigious Model Schools Conference of America.


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