Faculty & Staff Directory
At Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School there is a collection of dynamic, dedicated faculty and staff who create a caring, safe learning and working environment for our school community. Teachers at Brooks DeBartolo must meet all state teaching certification requirements and work towards continuous improvement of instructional strategies and collaboration through professional development and continuing education. We also have the necessary support staff in place to meet the needs of our students. United by a common vision to ensure our students are prepared to enter post-secondary institutions, it is no wonder that many of our students visit us as alumni to share their appreciation of the positive educational impact of their teachers and our staff.
Kristine Bennett, Principal
Mrs. Kristine Bennett, a Tampa native, is the proud Principal of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. She earned her B.A. in Secondary English Education and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida, with certification in ESOL, Gifted and Middle Grades Math.
Mrs. Bennett has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, ten of which were spent as a classroom teacher. Some of her accomplishments include coaching the Math League to a first place win, being named Teacher of the Year at Terrace Community Middle School in 2002, and being named an “Up and Comer Winner” by the Tampa Business Journal. Her vision is to ensure that all students receive a quality public school education and to spread the word among parents and stakeholders about how valuable quality charter education is for children. She continues to pursue excellence in education by attending conferences and training programs and by participating in professional organizations such as Charter School Leaders-Florida and Phi Delta Kappa.
Mrs. Bennett is married with 2 children and enjoys spending time with her family as well as running charity 5K races, relaxing at the beach and boating.
Jennifer Ervin, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Jamie Ervin has served in the field of education for fifteen years, including K-12 and post-secondary settings. In addition to serving as a classroom teacher, special education coordinator, curriculum specialist and assessment coordinator at the K-12 level, Mrs. Ervin has worked in college financial aid and enrollment. She received her M.Ed. in Special Education from Ohio University in 2009, and a B.S. in Social Sciences with Licensure in AYA Integrated Social Sciences from the University of Rio Grande (OH) in 2003. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University in Educational Administration. Outside of her role as Assistant Principal of Curriculum at BDCHS, Mrs. Ervin enjoys teaching research and writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students at Tyndale Theological Seminary. She also enjoys training for endurance races, spending time with her husband and son, and reading.
Dan Allen, Assistant Principal
Mr. Dan Allen is very happy to have the opportunity to serve the students and faculty at BDCHS. Mr. Allen comes to BDCHS with a wealth of high school experience as a teacher, coach, and mentor. He spent several years in Minnesota teaching physics, chemistry, and astronomy before moving to Florida in 2014. While teaching, he coached football, baseball, basketball, and coordinated student leadership programs. Mr. Allen is also certified with the John Maxwell Team as a speaker, trainer, and professional coach.
Mr. Allen is a graduate of St. Cloud State (MN) University, and Southwest State (MN) University.
He is married has three children and one grandchild. He grew up in Arkansas, and he is happy to call Florida and Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School home.