Diane Kornegay, M.Ed. was appointed Superintendent of Lake County Schools in January 2017 after a national search. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Superintendent in the School District of Clay County, where she was responsible for the daily operation and management of the district.

She began her education career in 1987 as a second-grade teacher in Duval County, helping to open a new inner-city school that served as a magnet program for technology. She worked as the school’s technology teacher for grades K-5 until becoming the Teacher Instructional Support (Assistant Principal). She has served as Principal at three elementary schools before being appointed Director of School Improvement, Professional Development and Assessment and later Assistant Superintendent for Instruction (Pre K-Adult), both in Clay County. She accepted the role of Deputy Superintendent in June 2015.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision, both from the University of North Florida.