Tampa Bay Times Recommends Terry


Dear Friends,

Thanks to your support, we won the election with more than 70% of the vote.

I am grateful for the confidence Pinellas voters have in me to continue to deliver results for our students.  Our work will not be complete until Pinellas is one of the top school systems in the country.

I can't thank you enough for your continued support and hard work on my campaign.

Let's make it a great school year!



About Terry

Terry Krassner is a third generation Pinellas County resident. A graduate of Northeast High School, she followed in the footsteps of her father, Lee Benjamin, a coach, principal and Pinellas School Board Member, and her mother, Felice Benjamin, a middle and high school teacher. Terry’s award-winning educational career included service as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Her four children currently attend or have attended Pinellas public schools so she brings a mother’s perspective to the school board.

Terry Krassner brings many attributes to the school board

A Parent’s Perspective

As a parent of current and former Pinellas students, she values more timely opportunities for input from parents and our community.

Classroom Experience

As a former teacher, she supports stronger professional development offerings for all educators.

Student-Centered Leadership

As a former principal, she supports more school-based decision making based on individual school needs.

A lifetime of commitment to Pinellas Schools

Terry has a well-rounded background and has been recognized for her leadership:

- Teacher, Lynch Elementary, Pinellas Park Middle, and Morgan Fitzgerald Middle Schools

- Assistant Principal, Starkey Elementary

- Principal, Westgate Elementary

- Mayor’s “Top Apple” award for academic leadership, City of St. Petersburg

- Elementary Administrator of the Year, Pinellas Association of Library Information Specialists


Pinellas County Teachers Association

Pinellas Educational Support Professionals Association

Florida Public Services Union (FPSU), the SEIU local union representing Pinellas County School District's non-instructional employees

Equality Florida

Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO)  

The Sun Coast Florida Police Benevolent Association

Contact Terry

To contact Terry: 727-398-4524 or email terry@terrykrassner.com

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