New South Region Superintendent

Choice and Career Options Assistant Superintendent returns “home” as new South Region Superintendent
Posted on 07/24/2019
Dr. Peter Licata

Dr. Peter Licata is looking forward to continuing his journey in education leadership with the School District of Palm Beach County in the area he and his family call home, as the newly appointed South Region Superintendent.

“It’s great to move to the south region because all of my kids graduated from schools there. My grandchild attends school there now,” Dr. Licata said. “It’s where I grew up.”

Dr. Licata had been the assistant superintendent of Choice and Career Options since 2011, but he initially got his start in the District 25 years ago as a teacher.

He eventually worked his way up to become the principal at Olympic Heights High School, where he raised the school grade to the school’s first-ever ‘A’ and increased graduation rates 23 percent across all demographics.

Dr. Licata said he is looking forward to working with the many principals in the South Region who he already knows, while collectively making the schools in the area even stronger.

“It’s really neat to be there, to know the area and know everybody,” said Dr. Licata.

He is also excited to oversee the improvements to come with the new Verde K-8 School as well as Addison Mizner.

Dr. Licata will replace Dr. Ian Salzman, who accepted a superintendent position at Everett Public Schools in Washington.

The South Region also welcomes another change as Craig Sommer leaves his post as principal of West Boca Raton High School to replace Glenda Sheffield as an instructional superintendent.

The School District of Palm Beach County