COUNTY, Dec. 16, 2016 – The Sarasota County Schools assistant director of
career technical education K-12 programs, Ronald DiPillo, has been appointed to
succeed Todd Bowden as the district’s executive director of career, technical
and adult education. Superintendent Lori White announced the appointment
Friday. DiPillo, 50, succeeds Todd Bowden, who was appointed by the School
Board Oct. 18 to succeed White as superintendent on March 1.
responsibility of the executive director’s position is as the chief
administrator of Suncoast Technical College. He also has responsibility for
career and technical education programs in elementary, middle and high schools;
serves as the executive director of the Adult and Community Enrichment Program;
and is the chief administrator of Suncoast Polytechnical High School and Sarasota Virtual Academy.
an Ohio native who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Youngstown
University. He received his doctorate in education from Argosy University in
has extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in the Sarasota County
School District. He served as an assistant principal at Venice High School from
2004-2010 and as principal at Oak Park School for Students with Disabilities
from 2010-2013, when he was appointed to his current position.
Previously he taught
mathematics at VHS from 1996-2001. He also worked as an adjunct professor of
mathematics at Manatee Community College from 1997-2004.
of DiPillo’s appointment: “Our Career, Technical, and Adult Education programs
hold a very special place in my heart. I take great satisfaction knowing
that they have been entrusted to Dr. DiPillo. His experience as a
principal and district level leader will serve him well in this new role. He
is trusted and respected by our teachers, administrators, and our community. I am
excited about the future of career, technical and adult education under Ron’s
DiPillo said he is honored to succeed Bowden as the
executive director of adult career technical education. “Dr. Bowden’s work will
serve as a solid foundation to expand and solidify our current initiatives,” DiPillo
said. “I believe that career technical education is a vital conduit for local
employers and prospective employees to efficiently come together. My
familiarity with our existing partnerships will allow me to hit the ground
running, come the New Year!”
and his wife, Karen, have lived in Florida since 1996. She is a teacher at
Venice Elementary School. Their two daughters attend Suncoast Polytechnical
High School. He said he loves spending time with family, golfing, traveling and
appointment is scheduled to be submitted to the School Board for approval on
Jan. 3 and he is scheduled to assume his new duties on Jan. 4.