William P. Corbett, Ed. D.
Dr. Corbett began his career with Pinellas County Schools in 1989 as a special education teacher at Hamilton Disston School, a center for K-12 students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. In 1994, he transitioned to Richard L. Sanders School, also a center for K-12 students with emotional/behavioral disabilities, as a behavior specialist. Dr. Corbett was appointed assistant principal in 1996 and was selected to be principal of Richard L. Sanders School in 1997 where he remained for eight years. In June of 2005, he was chosen principal of Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School and served there for six years until his most recent appointment.
In August 2011, Dr. Corbett was appointed area superintendent for Region 2. Serving in the capacity as one of five regional superintendents, he was responsible for the management and supervision of elementary, middle, high, alternative, and community schools. He served as a liaison between the schools, community, and superintendent’s office, and worked on a daily basis with schools to assist them in delivering an education that is supported by timely research, grounded in best practices and beneficial to all students and community.
His educational philosophy is that all children can learn to read, write, and perform math at their grade level given the appropriate level of support.
Dr. Corbett is a proud member of the Bulls Nation earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1981, a Master of Arts degree in Vocational Education in 1993 and a Doctorate in Education in 1999, from the University of South Florida.
His dissertation was, “A Correlational Study of Employment and Social Outcomes Associated with Vocational Programming for Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Disturbances.” In 2001, Dr. Corbett authored an article for the journal, Behavioral Disorders, “Employment and Social Outcomes Associated with Vocational Programming for Youths with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.”
Dr. Corbett has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1976 having relocated following graduation from Middletown Township High School in Middletown, New Jersey. He is married and has two children.