Jefferson Middle School’s administration welcomes you to email them with any questions or concerns you may have. We consider parents and community members to be part of our team.
Principal - Meara Trine
Our principal, Mrs. Meara Trine, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She grew up in Brevard County and is a product of Brevard Public Schools. She has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school level and served as a basic education teacher, an inclusion teacher, a gifted teacher, a title one coordinator, a reading coach, a dean, an assistant principal, and a principal prior to joining the Jefferson team. She is a proud resident of Merritt Island and is thrilled to have the ability to work in her home community. She has two daughters, Mia and Melina, and is the wife of Matthew Trine, Finance and Risk Management Director for the City of Rockledge. Mrs. Trine is dedicated to continuing Jefferson’s tradition of excellence in the years to come.
Assistant Principal - Barbara Kelly
Barbara Kelly has been working for Brevard Public Schools since 2003 when she and her family moved down here from Pennsylvania. She began her educational career as an English teacher at Southwest Middle School and moved over to Viera High School when they opened in 2006 where she held several leadership positions during her 14 years there. At Viera, she started as an English teacher and was moved to the position of English Department Chair and the Director of the Academies at Viera High for the past nine years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in New Jersey and then earned her M.Ed in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida. Ms. Kelly was appointed as dean at Central Middle School in October 2020 and took over as AP at Jefferson in February of 2022. She is excited to build positive relationships with the faculty, students, and parents.
Assistant Principal / Dean - Tiffany Harvey
I am a native Floridian and started working for Brevard Public Schools in 2006 after living in California, Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri. I graduated with a degree in English from Tarleton State University, have a Master’s degree in Reading Education from San Diego State University, and earned my Educational Leadership certificate from University of Central Florida. I have taught middle and high school as well as community college. In Brevard county, I served as a reading teacher, Literacy Coach, ESE Support Facilitator, and Title 1 Coordinator prior to joining the Jefferson team. I have three children and have been married for 30 years. I am excited to support the Jefferson students and teachers this year.