Joanne Lentino was elected to the School Board in 2016. She taught first grade at Gulfport Elementary School for 10 years before her retirement. Ms. Lentino has been a resident of Pinellas County since 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Lentino worked for 17 years in public service, serving as an administrator in the Division of Cultural Affairs for the City of Las Vegas. Ms. Lentino earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her community service includes the Sierra Club, Tampa Bay Watch and Tampa Bay Estuary Community Advisory Committee. She also volunteered at Pinellas schools and was a PTA member. She has been active in the Pinellas Education Employees—Retired organization, was appointed to the St. Pete Beach General Employees' Pension Board and has served as a board member of the Friends of St Pete Beach Library.