Dr. Roseann Bennett, Principal
Croton’s principal is Dr. Roseann Bennett. Dr. Bennett has lived most of her life in Florida and considers herself a Floridian. She grew up in Broward County, and went to college at the University of Florida. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences, she continued in school to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Dr. Bennett moved to Key West and taught for three years. She returned to Gainesville for four years to teach and go back to school. She earned a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership before moving to Brevard County.
Her many certifications including Physical Education (K-8), Primary Education (K-3), Elementary Education (1-6), Educational Leadership (K-12), School Principal and an ESOL Endorsement, as well as a Reading Endorsement give her a variety of background experiences. Dr. Bennett earned her doctoral degree from UCF in Educational Leadership. She also earned National Board Certification that enabled her to align instruction with standards and exemplary teaching practices. She has worked in diverse settings throughout Brevard County.
Mrs. Tara MacPherson, Assistant Principal
I am honored to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal at Croton Elementary. I recently moved from Colorado and this will be my 3rd year with Brevard Public schools. I just wrapped up my 8th year as an educator and I have taught multiple grade levels, was an Exceptional Education teacher for grades K-8, and I have been the Title 1 Coordinator at my previous schools. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology, then went on to obtain my Elementary Education certification, I also have a Master’s degree in Special Education, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
I believe that students should always come first and developing relationships with the students, their families, and the Croton staff is my main priority. I want to empower every student to succeed, and I believe that every student can learn and grow if we meet them where they are and give them the resources and tools that they need.
I am so excited to join Croton Elementary and serve EVERY student with excellence as a standard and empower all students to succeed. I look forward to the upcoming school year and having the opportunity to work together with Croton families, students, staff, and the community members. I feel that communication is so important between school and home and I cannot wait to work alongside families in this partnership.