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.
Nicole Meyerson, Assistant Principal
Ms. Nicole Meyerson has served as a classroom teacher for twelve years before making the jump to administration. During those years she taught English Language Arts at the intermediate elementary level. In addition to teaching Ms. Meyerson served on various school and district committees such as Technology, Social Studies, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Assessment. She was named one of five finalists for the School District of Hillsborough County’s Teacher of the Year in 2018 and is recognized by the FLDOE as a High Impact teacher. Ms. Meyerson received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Tampa and her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. Now an administrator, Ms. Meyerson enjoys continuing to mentor students, while also supporting our faculty and staff so they can be the best they can be.
Outside of her role as the Assistant Principal of Administration at BDCHS, Ms. Meyerson enjoys being active, playing with her two Australian Cattle Dogs, traveling, finding new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Denney, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sarah Denney has served in the field of education for seven years. In addition to serving as a classroom teacher, Mrs. Denney has worked as adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida’s College of Education and as a social studies curriculum developer in coordination with the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum. She received her M.A.T. in Social Studies Education from the University of South Florida in 2012 and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in Curriculum and Instruction.
Outside of her role as Assistant Principal of Curriculum at BDCHS, Mrs. Denney attends and presents at state and national professional education conferences. She has produced several publications related to research and teaching in secondary education. She enjoys traveling, running, bicycling, and spending time with family and friends.