Dr. Debra Pace, superintendent of the School District of Osceola County since March of 2013, has announced that she will retire June 30, 2023.

Pace’s career in the education field has spanned more than 30 years, and has included teaching at Poinciana High School, before becoming Principal at both Poinciana and Harmony High School. Dr.

Pace then spent a few years as Deputy Superintendent at Brevard County Schools before accepting her current position as Superintendent in the Osceola School District, where she oversees over 8000 employees.

“Her favorite part about being superintendent is visiting the schools where she is able to witness the joy and amazement on students’ faces as they succeed in the classroom,” the district shared in Tuesday’s announcement. 

Positively Osceola has had the honor of working closely with Dr. Pace over the last six years in celebrating teachers and professional support staff each month along with Charlie Draper of Draper Law Office. We thank Dr. Pace for her commitment to the students, teachers, and staff and wish her and her family a joy-filled and rewarding retirement.

The district shared that Dr. Pace will work alongside the School Board to ensure a smooth transition for the next superintendent of the school district.