School Administrative Team
John A. Venturella, Ed.D
John A. Venturella, Ed.D has been an educator since 1979. During his career he has taught in elementary and secondary schools and has served as campus minister, guidance counselor, and as Dean of Religious Studies and Ethics at the college level. Dr. Venturella was appointed President of Clearwater Central Catholic High School in July 2005.
Dr. Venturella holds the following degrees: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; Doctor of Ministry, The Graduate Theological Foundation; Master of Science in Religion & Religious Education, Forham University; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries, Saint Thomas University; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Education, St. John’s University. He has also done post-graduate work at Columbia University Teachers College, Fordham University and the University of Dayton and studied abroad in France, Italy and Mexico.
Dr. Venturella served and was an elected member to the Executive Committee of the National Catholic Education Association Secondary Schools Department. He has also been actively involved in Leadership Pinellas. He was recently elected to serve on The Sister of Notre Dame National Educational Board.
Mr. James W. Deputy
Mr. James W. Deputy has been an educator since 1991. During his career he has taught both middle and secondary school and has served as an English teacher, drama director, Dean of Students, and Principal. Mr. Deputy was appointed Principal of Clearwater Central Catholic High School in May 2007.
Mr. Deputy holds the following degrees: Master of Education, University of South Florida; Bachelor of Science in English Education, Florida State University. Mr. Deputy’s graduate studies include a Principal certification from the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the 5th class of the Alliance for Catholic Education Leadership Program (ACE).
Mr. Enrique Garza
Mr. Enrique Garza-Benavides has been an educator since 1998. He has been at CCC since 2009. During his career he has worked in Catholic education in elementary, middle and secondary schools in Mexico and the United States. In addition to his current position, he has been a teacher, campus minister, school counselor, Director of School Counseling, and Director of Curriculum Management.
Mr. Garza-Benavides holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies from Universidad La Salle (Guadalajara, Mexico); Bachelor of Science in Education from Universidad la Salle (Guadalajara, Mexico); Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Texas; and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Exceptional Children from the University of Notre Dame through the Alliance for Catholic Education.