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Tomas Dinverno Named Principal at Venice Middle School

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SARASOTA COUNTY, May 7, 2018 – Tomas Dinverno has been named principal at Venice Middle School, effective July 1, pending School Board approval. Mr. Dinverno currently serves as principal of Tuttle Elementary and has worked for Sarasota County Schools since 2003. The position was vacated earlier this spring when Karin Schmidt retired from the school district.

“Tomas Dinverno is a well-seasoned principal whose track record of working at both elementary and high schools makes him an ideal choice for this vital role,” noted Todd Bowden, superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. “His dedication and visible approach will enable him to work closely with the staff at Venice Middle School to achieve even greater success for our students.”

“As we celebrate staff appreciation week, my thanks goes out to all the hardworking teachers in Sarasota County, and especially to the Tuttle staff, whom I have worked with these last four years,” said Tomas Dinverno. “I have been a part of this amazing school district since 2003, and I am excited to continue to serve Sarasota County students as principal at Venice Middle School. I look forward to all the great ways to continue to support student learning as part of the Charger team!”  

“Having experience at the elementary and high school level will help define the learning needs in between,” commented Stephen Cantees, executive director of Secondary Schools. “Tomas Dinverno is a tremendous asset to the school administration team and his prior knowledge will enable him to enhance the learning experience for the students at Venice Middle School.”

Mr. Dinverno joined Sarasota County Schools in 2003 when he worked at North Port High School as a Spanish teacher, data coach, department chair and assistant principal. In 2014, Mr. Dinverno became principal of Tuttle Elementary where he has guided effective teaching strategies that led to student success. Throughout the school district, his experice and leadership have promoted academic excellence among elementary, middle and high schools. Mr. Dinverno received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. An active community member, Mr. Dinverno lives in Venice with his wife, son and myriad of pets.

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