• Tina Susin  

    DeLaura Middle School Principal

    Ms. Susin was born and raised on Long Island, NY and relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 1996, where she began her teaching career at Johnson Middle School.  Ms. Susin taught various grade levels, primarily secondary, in both Florida and New York. Her educational experience has been in Exceptional Student Education as an NBCT Exceptional Education Specialist, and in Secondary Literacy as a teacher and Reading Expert.  In 2010, Ms. Susin was selected as the Brevard Public Schools Reading Teacher of the Year, Regional Reading Teacher of the Year and Florida’s Middle School Reading Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Susin received a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration in 2008 and has served in the capacity of Educational Leader in Brevard County since 2011.

    Ms. Susin enjoys spending time with her family both here, in North Carolina, and on Long Island.  She spends most of her free time on the soccer fields with her daughter, Olivia.

    Ms. Susin’s Email Susin.Tina@brevardschools.org



    Josefina Melendez

    DeLaura Middle School Assistant Principal - Curriculum Coordinator


    Mrs. Melendez was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 2021 to be near family. She began her career in 1994 teaching English and ESL classes at the high school level. In 2006, she moved into secondary school administration and served as an assistant principal for curriculum and instruction, as well as AP/Dean.  In 2016 Mrs. Melendez became an elementary school principal and continued in that role for two more years once she joined Brevard Public Schools.  She is excited about serving students at the secondary level once again as the DeLaura AP for Curriculum and Instruction. 

    Mrs. Melendez and her husband have been married for 26 years and have two boys who attend BPS schools.  Their activities include swimming, baseball, and spending time with their pets (a beautiful Labrador, a box turtle, and a bunny rabbit).    

    Mrs. Melendez’s Email Melendez.Josefina@brevardschools.org


    Eric Kohler

    DeLaura Middle School Assistant Principal - Dean

    Mr. Kohler is delighted to serve as the new Assistant Principal-Dean at DeLaura Middle School. He hails from the Midwest and currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership. As a firm believer in lifelong learning, he is currently working on his Doctorate in Education in Instructional Technology. The 2022-2023 school year will be his 10th year in Brevard Public Schools.

    Mr. Kohler and his wife Kristin have a daughter that is a senior this year and will be graduating from BPS. In their spare time, the Kohler family enjoys the beach, traveling, trying new foods, and watching baseball.

    Mr. Kohler’s Email Kohler.Eric@Brevardschools.org 

    Mr. Kohler