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Doug Tuthill

President, Step Up for Students

Doug serves as President at Step Up For Students Inc. He has devoted most of his professional life to improving education, first as a college professor and then as a classroom teacher, policy advocate and teacher union president. In 1984, he helped create Florida’s first International Baccalaureate high school. Doug served as President of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association since 1991, serving two terms. He served on a state commission that created Sunshine State Standards and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

He spent six years in the private sector, directing K-16 sales for an online learning company, Saba Inc., and served as Chief Operating Officer for Creative Loafing.

Doug received his bachelor and master of education degrees from the University of Florida.