Superintendent Dr. Jason Wysong

  • Dr. Jason WysongDr. Jason Wysong was sworn in as Superintendent of the School District of Manatee County on July 3, 2023. He is excited to serve the students and employees of SDMC as the pinnacle of a 23-year career in K-12 education.

    Dr. Wysong’s priorities as superintendent include enhancing student safety and campus security; improving student outcomes in core subject areas; ensuring that every graduate has a plan for their future; and maintaining the school district’s reputation for providing high-quality opportunities for students in the arts, athletics, and career and technical education—all while showing respect for taxpayers by operating the school district with fiscal transparency and fidelity.

    Dr. Wysong taught social studies and coached nationally competitive debate teams for seven years at two secondary schools in central Florida. Aspiring to achieve a broader impact for students and schools, in 2007 he joined Seminole County Public Schools, an “A” rated district northeast of Orlando serving more than 63,000 students. His leadership experience in Seminole included high school Dean of Students and then Assistant Principal before moving to the district office to serve in a variety of positions focused on expanding opportunities for students, including Coordinator of Race to the Top; Director and then Executive Director of Education Pathways & Strategic Partnerships; Executive Director of Instruction; and Deputy Superintendent]. As Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Wysong was responsible for leading K-12 instruction and organizing strategic action across all district departments and schools.

    Dr. Wysong is a beneficiary of the Florida public education system, attending K-12 schools in Miami-Dade County followed by degrees from the University of Florida (B.A., Political Science & History; M.Ed., Social Studies Education) and the University of Central Florida (Ed.S., Educational Leadership; Ed.D. Educational Leadership).

    Dr. Wysong is a Manatee County homeowner and resides here with his wife – a school administrator in Pinellas County, and their son – who attends a School District of Manatee County elementary school. They are appreciative of the warm welcome from the community!

Student or School Concern / General Inquiry

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    If you and the Principal do not reach a resolution, you may call the District at (941) 708-8770 and ask to speak with the Elementary Executive Director or Secondary Executive Director for your child’s school.

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