The school district lost an exceptional leader Saturday morning as Craig Speziale, principal of Ponte Vedra High School, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Craig was more than a co-worker to us, he was a dear friend who loved St. Johns County schools and Ponte Vedra High School with the passion only he could show. He had an infectious smile and engaging personality that made you share the enthusiasm he had for everything.
More than anything, I believe Craig would want the school to finish the year strong. I have great confidence in the leadership team at PVHS, and the district will provide all of the necessary resources to do just that. Craig Speziale was a meticulous planner and we need only to follow his directions to finish the year in his honor.
Obviously, this is a very stressful time for our students and staff. Resources in dealing with grief are available on our PVHS website and counseling will be available to all who are in need of that service.
My greatest hope is that we all support each other through this time of grief. We have lost an exceptional leader within our district family. Personally, I have lost a great friend and colleague who leaves behind a legacy of wisdom, humor, love of family and incredible devotion to PVHS. Please keep Craig and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
We will miss you Craig.
Joseph G. Joyner, Ed.D.
Craig Speziale Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Craig Speziale Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Jacksonville. An online link has been set up for donations, and the Foundation will provide the necessary paperwork to donors as all of the contributions are tax deductible. Let's continue to honor Mr. Speziale in the way that he chose to dedicate his life--investing in the education of children.
GRIEF RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
GRIEF RESOURCES FOR ADULTS
In Memory of Craig Speziale
Tuesday, April 22, 5-8pm at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home, 4750 Palm Valley Rd
Wednesday, April 23, 4:00-5:00, at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 Florida 13, St. Johns, 32259
- Be aware that there are two San Juan Del Rio churches. This is the one in St. Johns, not Jacksonville.
- The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be madeto the Craig Speziale Scholarship Fund.
- Checks should be made out specifically to the fund, not PVHS High School.
Post- Funeral Gathering
Wednesday, April 23, 5:30 -7:30 pm at PVHS auditorium,
- The family will be present.
- Refreshments will be provided by the PTO
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