Regional Superintendent, The School District of Palm Beach County

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Dr. Peter Licata is regional superintendent for The School District of Palm Beach County, the nation’s tenth-largest school system. He oversees 60 schools serving approximately 65,000 students in the south region of the district. In this capacity, he is responsible for the schools’ academic, operational, financial, human capital, and community engagement initiatives. More than three-quarters of the schools in Licata’s region have A or B ratings from the state. His extensive experience in education also includes roles as assistant superintendent; area director of quality assurance; district director of secondary curriculum and school improvement; principal; assistant principal; and teacher.

Licata holds a doctorate from Lynn University, a master’s in educational leadership from Barry University, and a bachelor’s from the University of Miami. A member of the fifth cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program, he is also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he teaches courses to prepare future school administrators.