09-11-2018 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8


Title
2019 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award

Discussion

The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award were established in 1988 to recognize exemplary principals and assistant principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. The programs honor principals and assistant principals that have spearheaded initiatives to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments, and establish partnerships with parents and community members. Joining us for the recognition will be Jean Bartleson, President and Mr. Gary Shiffrin, Executive Director of the Brevard Association of School Administrators, along with Brandy Evans from Community Credit Union who will present each winner with a check from our generous school district business partners.



Recommendation

Recognize Brevard Public Schools' winner of the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership:

Ena Leiba, Principal at Sea Park Elementary School is this year's Principal of the Year. Ena began as a Chapter I teacher with BPS at Endeavour Elementary School in 1993. She became an Assistant Principal at Sea Park Elementary School in 2001, and was later appointed Principal at Sea Park Elementary School in 2006. Since becoming Principal, Ms. Leiba's instructional leadership has brought her school from a 'C' to an 'A' grade school. Her nomination for this award stated: "She is a positive and inspiring model of exemplary leadership for all aspiring leaders as well as fellow colleagues."

Congratulations Ena Leiba!

Recognize Brevard Pubic Schools winner of the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award:

Catherine Murphy, Assistant Principal at Longleaf Elementary School is this year's Assistant Principal of the Year. Catherine began her career with BPS as a 5th grade teacher at Croton Elementary School in 2005. She became the Assistant Principal at Longleaf Elementary in 2014. Most recently, she was promoted to Principal at Fairglen Elementary School.  Her nomination for this award stated: "Ms. Murphy is a high-performing instructional leader who leads by example, puts students first, and strives for excellence in all that she does. Her knowledge far exceeds her years of experience."

We are confident Catherine will continue to do great things with the teachers, staff members, and students as Principal of Fairglen Elementary.

Congratulations Catherine Murphy!

Recognize Brevard Public Schools nominees of the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership:

  • Jean Bartleson, Enterprise Elementary School 
  • Adrienne Schwab, Meadowlane Interm.Elementary School
  • Mollie Vega, Merritt Island High School

Recognize Brevard Public Schools nominees of the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award:

  • Michelle Aloise, Sunrise Elementary School
  • Jeremy LeBrun, Merritt Island High School
  • James Rehmer, DeLaura Middle School
  • Paige Trosset, Suntree Elementary School


Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/11/2018

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Legal Counsel Review
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Contact
Dr. Carol Tolx, Deputy Superintendent/Chief HR Officer, Human Resources Services, extension 200