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Teacher. Legislator. Innovator.

Carl Zimmermann for Pinellas County School Board

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Over 30 years as a classroom teacher in Pinellas County teaching TV Production, Broadcast Journalism and Film. Six-time Teacher of the Year. Including 3 time Tampa Bay Journalism Teacher of the Year and 2003 State of Florida Journalism Teacher of the Year.


Served in the Florida House of Representatives on the Education committee, K-12 sub-committee, higher education and workforce sub-committee and Military and Veterans Affairs committee.


Carl studied at Buffalo State College and earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education/English. He went on to a professional career in the New York advertising world, performing as a production manager, copy chief, and account executive helping CEOs and business owners of over 100 companies succeed.

As a teacher, Carl has helped countless numbers of former students find success in the TV and Film industries. Some of his former students include six-time Emmy award-winning senior executive producer for the Daily Show, the woman in charge of content for CNN’s Newsource, the world product manager for Adobe After Effects, reporters all over the country (including his own daughter at ABC Tampa Bay), actors, producers, editors, engineers, and many others.

Their success shapes his goals for all Pinellas County students.