John A. Venturella, Ed.D — or “Dr. V” as the students call him — 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.

A lifelong learner, Dr. Venturella has pursued and obtained multiple advanced degrees. He’s also 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’s been actively involved in Leadership Pinellas and has served on The Sisters of Notre Dame National Educational Board.

Mr. James W. Deputy has been an educator since 1991. During his career, he has taught both middle and secondary school, serving 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. Enrique Garza has been an educator since 1998. During his career in Catholic education, he has worked in elementary, middle and secondary schools in both Mexico and the United States. In addition to his current position as Assistant Principal, Mr. Garza has been a teacher, campus minister, school counselor, Director of School Counseling, and Director of Curriculum Management.

Mr. Garza first joined CCC in 2009.