BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard Public Schools’ new Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell is sharing his plans for the district on his second day on the job.
He said he plans to spend the summer building relationships.
Rendell began on day one with an event raised by the local Chamber with the state legislative delegation. After that, it was off to meet with teachers. And he’s just getting started.
“My job as a superintendent is to put the focus on the classroom to make sure that’s what we’re focusing on,” Rednell said. “The biggest thing we need to do is support instruction in the classroom. So, there’s a couple of things that entails. Number one, we need to make sure we have qualified teachers in every classroom when we open. That’s a big challenge right now.”
BPS now has about 220 teacher vacancies going into next year. In April, that number was closer to 400. In addition, Rendell must also deal with a shortage of bus drivers.
Rendell said he believes his experience as a former Indian River County superintendent and past principal of Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High School will serve him well.
See the full story in the video above.
©2023 Cox Media Group