• Meet Our Administrative Team 




    Ms. Cheryl Maggio

    Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Cody Piland


    Welcome Blanton's students and families, where the"B" in Blanton stands for "BEST!"


    I would like to join our dedicated and caring staff in sharing with you how very happy we are that you have entrusted your child and their future success to our care!  As an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elementary school, we truly believe that from “Crayons to College” every child’s pathway to college, career and life begins here!  We look forward to partnering with our Blanton BEST families, as we guide and accompany your child on this extremely important journey!

    Blanton is a school with a rich history of proudly serving Pinellas County students for many years, including a number of multigenerational families.  During the 2012-2013 school year, Blanton celebrated its "Golden 50th Anniversary!" As we continue to forge our own way towards achieving a century’s worth of memories filled with enabling each child to reach his or her potential, I invite you to become actively involved in the learning process as a member of our PTA or SAC, participating in one of our many schoolwide events, regularly conferencing with your child’s teacher and supporting his or her extended learning at home, so that each will become the very best reader, writer, mathematician and scientist!


    As Blanton's Principal, I bring to the position 37 years as an educator, working with students in grades PK-Grade 8.  Passionately driven by a deep love for children and an innate desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others, Blanton Elementary seeks to inspire lifelong learners and create contributing members of society who are well-equipped to meet the academic, social, and technological workforce challenges of our ever-changing world.


    TOGETHER, as educational partners, I am excited about us building on Blanton's rich history by writing several new and exciting chapters filled with positive experiences and immense success!


    Hello Blanton Families!

    I am honored to introduce myself as Blanton Elementary School’s new Assistant Principal. I have eleven years of experience educating and supporting students and teachers in Pinellas County. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from St. Petersburg College, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.

    As a member of the Blanton community, I am committed to forming positive relationships, encouraging students to be their best, and collaborating with staff to maintain a safe and caring culture focused on academic excellence. It is my pleasure to be a part of this great team. I look forward to meeting each of you this year!

    Yours in Education,

    Mrs. Cody Piland

    Blanton Elementary Assistant Principal