Brevard Public Schools Announces 2016 Principal, Assistant Principal Honorees of the Year

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Rachad Wilson, Meara Trine Honored

Principal Rachad Wilson welcomed 25th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan to Endeavour Elementary School. (Photo by Susan A. Romano, courtesy of 25th Air Force)

Rachad Wilson, left, of Endeavour Elementary Magnet is the recipient of this year’s Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership. Above, Wilson welcomes 25th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan to Endeavour Elementary School. (Photo by Susan A. Romano, courtesy of 25th Air Force)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools congratulates Rachad Wilson, of Endeavour Elementary Magnet as the recipient of this year’s Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, and Meara Trine, of Jackson Middle as the recipient of the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award for the 2015-16 school year.

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.

Wilson began his teaching career with BPS at Endeavour Elementary Magnet in 2002 and moved on to Merritt Island High School in 2003. He became an Assistant Principal at Cocoa High School in 2007, and he was appointed principal at Endeavour Elementary Magnet in 2011. Since becoming principal, Wilson has lead the school with an emphasis on student learning as a priority.

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As a leader, Wilson strives to reach every teacher, every day, as he recognizes the impact of his work with teachers and the children they serve. In his nomination award, Wilson was attributed with creating “an environment that is based on respect, achievable goals, and personal efficacy, which ultimately steadily increases achievement gains.”

Wilson will represent BPS at the state level competition for Florida’s Principal of the Year.

TROPICAL ELEMENTARY’S MEARA TRINE IS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

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Meara Trine, a first-year principal at Tropical Elementary, was selected as this year’s Assistant Principal of the Year. (BPS image)

Meara Trine, a first-year principal at Tropical Elementary, was selected as this year’s Assistant Principal of the Year.

Trine started her career with BPS as a teacher at Riverview Elementary in 2004 and moved to Cocoa High in 2010. She became the assistant principal at Jackson Middle in 2012, and she was recently promoted to the position of principal at Tropical Elementary.

Trine has continued to grow in instructional leadership, holding herself and others to standards of excellence. In her nomination award, Trine was described as an exemplary leader who “operates with professional and ethical behavior in all that she does.”

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Trine’s former principal, Annetha Jones stated, “[Trine] was an asset to Jackson Middle and was instrumental in assisting [me] with articulating our school’s vision . . . we are confident she will continue to do great things with the teachers, staff members, and students at Tropical Elementary.”

BPS would also like to recognize the other nominees of each award group.

Outstanding Principal Achievement Award Nominees:

• Michael Corneau, Stevenson Elementary
• Annetha Jones, Jackson Middle
• Carol Mela, Challenger 7 Elementary
• Christine Moore, Bayside High
• Jeremy Salmon, Eau Gallie High

Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award Nominees:

• Shannon Daly, Manatee Elementary
• Ilene Herr, Satellite High
• Chris Hinkle, Eau Gallie High
• Jennifer Julian, Gemini Elementary
• Tami Lanterman, Challenger 7 Elementary
• Sylvia Mijuskovic, Viera High
• Jasmine DeLaughter, Jefferson Middle
• Blair Nave, Sabal Elementary

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