Success Academy’s 2018 Graduates

Success Academy’s 2018 Graduates

Some needed to escape distractions. Others got in trouble for fighting, or became teenage parents. What they all have in common is that they benefitted from the “work at your own pace” environment at Leon County Public School’s Success Academy. Now that they’ve graduated, they look to begin careers and further their educations.

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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.