From the Orange County Public Schools Media Relations Office

The Orange County Public Schools Hall of Fame recognizes, preserves, and honors the legacy of exemplary educators and community members who have made significant contributions to Orange County Public Schools, as well as distinguished alumni, whose personal and professional achievements are the best evidence that “OCPS Means Success.”

And the 2018 awards included a former Apopka High School Principal.

Dr. Joe Joyner

Dr. Joe Joyner, the son of two educators, served 23 years at Orange County Public Schools as a teacher, coach and eventually principal at Apopka High School, was inducted into the Orange County Public Schools Hall of Fame at a ceremony on May 5th.

After his tenure at AHS, Joyner was an area superintendent and a mentor to educators throughout the district. In 2003, he became superintendent of St. John’s County Public Schools in St. Augustine, and last August became the president of Flagler College.

Joyner attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1977 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He was selected as a UCF Outstanding Alumnus for 2005 and as an Alumnus of the Decade in 2007.


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