July 1, 2022
Mr. Hendrick replaces former Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego who retired after 10 successful years as the district’s leader.
Mr. Hendrick, who previously served five years as the district's Associate Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Services, has a proven record of improving student achievement, working collaboratively, and building cultures of excellence. During his service as the head of curriculum and instruction, Pinellas County Schools achieved a record-high graduation rate, topping Florida’s largest school districts, and increased academic performance in Mathematics and English Language Arts.
Mr. Hendrick began his career in education 24 years ago as a math teacher at Pinellas Park High School. He also served as the Director of High School Education. He spent nine years as the principal of Northeast High School. Under his leadership, the high school consistently performed at a high level, earning the first A and B grades in the school’s history and receiving national recognition for preparing students for college and careers.
Mr. Hendrick is the 18th superintendent in the district’s 110-year history. He graduated from Largo High School and has lived in the Pinellas County community for more than 35 years.