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.
Jeffrey Mitchell, Assistant Principal
Mr. Jeffrey Mitchell is the proud Assistant Principal of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, overseeing the administration and operation of the school. He was an inaugural faculty member in 2007 and has worked in numerous capacities throughout his tenure including spending time as the school’s Curriculum Coordinator, IT Director, and Head Boy’s Basketball Coach. Mr. Mitchell, once an admissions representative for a large state university, saw BDCHS as a unique opportunity to provide students with a rigorous learning environment within a family atmosphere that would indeed prepare students for college admission.
Mr. Mitchell has made helping students attain higher levels of education his life’s mission and sees BDCHS as a vital player in ensuring that this goal is accomplished. He is a proud graduate of THE Florida State University (Go Noles!) and Nova Southeastern University, and is a self proclaimed “techie”.
Mr. Mitchell is married with 3 children, with whom he spends most of his time when he is not working.