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.