Brevard Public Schools Board Names Cocoa Beach Principal Dr. Mark Rendell as Next Superintendent

Dr. Rendell received a majority 3-2 vote

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The Brevard Public Schools Board named Dr. Mark Rendell the next Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools on Tuesday.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard Public Schools Board named Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Principal Dr. Mark Rendell the next Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools on Tuesday.

Dr. Rendell received a majority 3-2 vote after the School Board deliberated and discussed the four finalists. School Board members Matt Susin, Megyn Wright and Gene Trent all voted in favor for Dr. Rendell.

Rendell, the only candidate with history in Brevard County, began as a teacher for BPS in 1993 and was later an assistant principal before becoming principal at Titusville High School in 2001, according to his resume.

He left Brevard in 2006 but returned in 2019 as principal for Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, where he currently works. Between those roles, Rendell did a brief stint at a high school in North Carolina and served as a principal and then an assistant and deputy superintendent in St. Lucie County. He served as superintendent for Indian River County Schools from 2015 to 2019.

The board narrowed the list of 11 semifinalists by selecting the following four finalists for in-person interviews.

■ Scott Schneider, Chief of Schools at Duval County Public Schools

■ Dr. Mark Rendell, BPS Principal at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School: Video Response, Written Response

■ John Stratton, Superintendent at Hernando County School District

■ Dr. Jason Wysong, Deputy Superintendent at Seminole County Public Schools

Coverage of the selection could be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

The search for a permanent superintendent kicked off in March after the board voted unanimously to oust interim Superintendent Robert Schiller.

The Board said there were 12 applications submitted for the permanent role.

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