Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent

Walt Griffin, Ed.D.

Dr. Walt Griffin

Walt Griffin was appointed Superintendent of Seminole County Schools on July 1, 2012.  Dr. Griffin began his career as an Algebra teacher.  Dr. Griffin moved through the ranks of Seminole County Public Schools serving in many roles including teacher, assistant principal, principal and executive director of the Seminole County High Schools.

He is a two time Florida Department of Education “Turnaround Principal” raising the rankings of both Millennium Middle School and Seminole High School by two letter grades.

Dr. Griffin has been awarded the following recognitions:

  • In 2003 he was selected as the “Florida Principal of the Year”.

  • In 2008 Walt received the Seminole State College Pathfinder of the Year Award.

  • In 2014 Dr. Griffin was named a National Future Ready Superintendent and was invited to the White House to share the innovation taking place in Seminole County Public Schools.In 2014 Walt served as a special consultant for the US Justice Department during the Ferguson crisis.

  • In 2015, Walt was recognized as the Florida Educator of the Year by the Holler Family.

  • In 2015, Walt was named a Charter Member of the Bethune-Cookman University Education Justice Conference.

  • In 2016 Walt received the Biliteracy Leadership Award from the Florida Hispanic Education Coalition.

  • Walt was named as one of the CEO’s of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal.

  • On July 16, 2019 Dr. Walt Griffin was named CTE Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education.

Walt and his wife Lori have been married over 30 years and reside in Oviedo.  They have two married children, one granddaughter and two grandsons.


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