09-25-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8

2012 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award


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.  This year’s nominees were nominated by their School Advisory Committee and selected through a process involving community stakeholders and district leadership.


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


Carl Brown, Principal at Manatee Elementary School – Carl Brown has been a Principal in Brevard for 15 years and is a respected leader among colleagues, staff members, parents, students, and the community.  This individual takes great pride in the achievements of the school staff, particularly in the tremendous efforts they make every day to involve parents as partners in the learning process.  The school is recognized as one of the top 4% in the state and has received accolades as a Music Demonstration School, a Visual Arts Award, a Technology Award, the ATTAIN Award, Five Star, Gold Key, and is a National Model for Professional Learning Communities.  Mr. Brown is always humble, always willing to lend a hand to a colleague, a teacher, a student, or a parent.


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


Krista Miller, Assistant Principal of Merritt Island High School – Krista Miller has been an assistant principal for only two years, yet has made distinct contributions to emphasize literacy across the curriculum in order to improve student achievement.  This individual has also improved communication among faculty members, resulting in a more positive morale, despite the challenges we have faced with accountability, appraisal systems, and other external pressures.  Initiatives such as Mustang Power, Verbal Volley, and a Hunger Games Project were developed collaboratively with teachers, staff members, students, parents, and community involvement.  Her enthusiasm and passion were evident in her interview with members of Senior Staff.


Both candidates will represent the district at the state level.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/25/2012

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

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

Cost Center

Debra P. Pace, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources Services, extension 200