• Hello, Pinellas Central Families,

    I am so excited to be reaching out to you as your new Principal. These last few weeks have been an incredible journey, and I could not be more thankful for this opportunity to be part of this amazing community.

    I am very much looking forward to meeting you in the near future. As we continue to move through summer, I hope you continue to get the opportunity to rest, relax, and recharge. So you know a little about my professional background, I have taught 1st – 3rd grades, been a 504 Coordinator, VE teacher/ESE Coordinator, and most recently, an Assistant Principal for the last five years at Brooker Creek Elementary. I have had experience teaching in blended VPK rooms and Kindergarten, as well. I am excited to get to utilize my experiences here at PCE.

    It is important to me that while your student(s) are in our school building, they are safe, well educated, and appreciated for the individualities they bring to our school community. I hold high expectations for myself, my staff, and my students. There is no more important relationship to me than that of the school and the home. It is my hope, and goal, to foster a positive and proactive relationship of communication and steps to success for each of our students’ families.

    I know that during uncertain times, such as what we are experiencing now, it is so important for each of us to maintain a positive and stable environment for our students.

    I look forward to meeting you when the time comes. I know each of you are more than likely exhausted from these last few months, and we all know that there is still some unknown as we move into the fall. I want you each to continue to enjoy your time this summer. You certainly deserve it!

    I am excited to continue to grow PCE and partner with you in this exciting journey. I look forward to building a strong learning environment and positive school climate, with you and for you, that focuses on our student’s successes. Should you need me for any reason, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Proud to be a MUSTANG,

    Abby Cannata


    Abby Cannata, Principal


    Phone: (727) 547-7853