Dr. Joseph G. Joyner has been Superintendent of Schools for the St. Johns County School District since July 1, 2003. He is the third appointed superintendent of one of the most rapidly growing school districts in the state and the nation.
The St. Johns County School District is one of only 10 school districts in the state to earn an "A" for the past eight years. High school graduates rank second in the state in readiness for college and the district's most recent school accountability scores were the highest in the state. For three consecutive years, the school district has also been the highest performing in the state.
Other accomplishments include continually ranking among the top districts in the state in the percentage of money spent on the classroom and creating nationally recognized high school academies. The Superintendent also initiated the first Pursuing Victory with Honor program in the state which incorporates character education into athletic programs.
In 2007-08, Dr. Joyner served as President of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) and continues to serve on their board. In 2007, he received one of two Superintendent of the Year Awards from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The following year he was selected as the Florida Superintendent of the Year by FADSS.
Dr. Joyner is very involved in the community and received the 2009 Gus Craig Award from the Salvation Army in recognition of his community service. He serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society, PACT Prevention Coalition, the St. Johns County Education Foundation, St. Francis House and United Way. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Historic St. Augustine.
Dr. Joyner attended Florida State University on a football scholarship and holds master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Central Florida. He was selected as a UCF Outstanding Alumnus for 2005 and as an Alumnus of the Decade in 2007.