Riviera Elementary’s Mary Beth Myers Receives 2023 Principal Leadership Award
By Space Coast Daily // October 25, 2023
Enriching lives of the students at Riviera Elementary
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Principal Mary Beth Myers of Riviera Elementary School was honored recently with a 2023 Principal Leadership Award by Florida TaxWatch.
Myers was awarded the Principal Leadership Award during a surprise ceremony for her hard work in enriching the lives of the students at Riviera Elementary and helping them achieve and succeed.
As part of her award, Myers will be recognized at the official Principal Leadership Award ceremony in Winter Park in April 2024.
She will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, a plaque for her school, and, perhaps most exciting of all, she will have the opportunity to nominate one student from Riviera Elementary to receive a two-year Academic A+ Challenge Match Scholarship.
Florida TaxWatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit government and taxpayer research institute, organizes its annual Principal Leadership Awards.
Established in 2013, this prestigious award is given to nine different principals across the state in schools with a large population of at-risk students who have outperformed other schools with similar demographics through the meaningful impact they have made on the students they serve.
The only program of its kind in the nation, Florida TaxWatch selects three elementary school principals, three middle school principals, and three high school principals to receive a Principal Leadership Award, whose leadership skills have made a difference not only in the lives of their students but in their communities as well.
Florida TaxWatch selects its Principal Leadership Award winners through weighted data collected from the Department of Education.
This is the fourth year in a row that Brevard Public Schools had the privilege of surprising one of their very own principals with this accolade.
Last year, Mike Mahl of Palm Bay Elementary School was honored, and in 2021, Dr. Rachel Roberts took home the prize for her impact at Columbia Elementary. In 2020, Riviera won under the leadership of Kori Hurst.