Jefferson Middle School’s administration welcomes you to email them with any questions or concerns you may have. Jefferson’s theme for the year is "Believe You Can and You're Halfway There" and our administration considers 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 - Lena Koch
Ms. Koch grew up in West Virginia and went to Concord University. She earned her Master’s in Education at Nova Southeastern University. She started her teaching career as a PUSH in teacher in Maryland and then as a computer/business teacher. Her family relocated to FL, and she taught Business Education at Eau Gallie High School for 16 years. She became an Assistant Principal at Kennedy Middle in 2006, before being asked by the District to help at Clearlake. When Clearlake closed, she made the transition to Space Coast Jr/Sr High School, where she became well versed in graduation requirements Now, she is happy to be the most awesome school, Jefferson!
She has been married for 31 years to Scott and has 3 grown children. Natassia is a nurse in Altamonte Springs, Joshua teaches music in Jacksonville and Lauren is a mechanical engineer in Tampa.
Assistant Principal / Dean - Frank Marcyan
Mr. Marcyan, our new dean, is very proud to be coming back to Jefferson Middle School, where for eight years he was a math teacher and the Math Department Chair. He truly enjoyed working hand in hand with the students in the Merritt Island community. The two years that he was away he spent as an acting dean at Palm Bay Magnet High School. His job there was to build positive relationships with students, parents, and the community. Mr. Marcyan attended Florida Tech and finished his BS in Accounting at Florida Metropolitan University. He also holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. Mr. Marcyan is married with two children and enjoys family vacations and the beach life. Please feel free to call Mr. Marcyan at any time to discuss any issue or concern you may have.