SCF Names Danielle Lutz Head of SCFCS Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., August 1, 2019) Danielle Lutz has been named head of school at the newly chartered State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) Venice. As head of school, Lutz is responsible for developing and administering the educational programs which will welcome the inaugural class of high school juniors this fall.

Lutz brings decades of experience in educational and administrative leadership to SCFCS Venice, including 20 years with the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Harris County, Texas. During that time, she directed grant-funded educational programs that served more than 100,000 school-age children in a district with more than 12,000 employees in 83 facilities.

Lutz also previously served as President and CEO of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) from 2010-2017, where she helped develop, implement and evaluate the organization’s long-term strategies. She oversaw fiscal, legal and human resources operations for PDAP, which aids thousands of adolescents and young adults battling drug addiction each year. 

“Dr. Lutz’s management, operational and budgetary experience will be a great benefit as we build our Venice Collegiate School,” said Todd Fritch, executive vice president and provost at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF).

Lutz is an accomplished speaker and presenter with a long history of civic engagement in the communities in which she has worked. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from Sam Houston University and a Master of Education from the University of Houston.

There is no cost to attend and students who graduate from SCFCS Venice will simultaneously earn their high school diploma and an associate degree.

For more information, please contact Lutz at 941-408-1430 of

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