Steve Petrie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Steve Petrie

As a teacher, I strive to optimize the learning and development of my students. It’s also my goal to instill a set of values among my students, which include joy for learning, creative thinking, pride in quality work, caring relationships, and servant leadership. Students will engage in challenging inquiry and research that have meaningful context. As an instructor, I intend to continue to grow in my pedagogy and craft. I will also do my utmost to inspire a clear sense of purpose that educators can make a consequential difference in our world.

- Steve Petrie

Connect with
Steve Petrie

locationEdge Hall - room 203
Phone 863.680.5023


Steve Petrie serves as an instructor at Florida Southern College where he teaches education courses to undergraduate and doctoral students. He has public school experience as a teacher, high school guidance counselor, middle grades principal, high school principal, and area superintendent of schools. Dr. Petrie also possesses considerable experience as an adjunct professor in graduate educational leadership programs.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Central Florida
Ed.S., Administration and Supervision, Rollins College
M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, Rollins College
B.A., Social Sciences, Florida Southern College

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Principal of the Year, Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, 1994
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary