Mentoring Institute to feature Leon County school superintendent

Leon County school superintendent Rocky Hanna will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Leadership & Social Change’s 6th Annual Mentoring Institute.

Hanna will give his keynote speech at 11:30 a.m. during the Institute.

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Hanna graduated from Leon High School in 1982. Hanna later worked as a hall monitor at Leon High and attended night school at Florida State University (FSU) to earn his teaching certificate. He began teaching in 1989 and coached football and weightlifting at Amos P. Godby High. Hanna transferred to Lincoln High School in 1993 where he taught peer counseling and ran a successful classroom mentoring program for students who were in danger of dropping out of school.

Hanna became Dean of Students at Leon High in 1997. He returned to night school at FSU and, in 1999, earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. In the fall of 2001 Hanna was promoted to the position of Assistant Principal. In the summer of 2005, Superintendent Bill Montford named him principal of his Alma Mater Leon High School. In 2012, Rocky moved to the district administration, where he worked with Special Sites and Programs including students in foster care and those under Jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Since his election in 2016, Rocky has served proudly as the Superintendent for Leon County Schools.