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Chris Reed of Endeavour Elementary named Principal of the Year

BPS News Release

August 12, 2020


Media contact:

Katherine Allen, PIO, Media and Publications

Office of Government and Community Relations


Chris Reed of Endeavour Elementary named Principal of the Year

VIERA, Florida – Chris Reed, principal of Endeavour Elementary School, has been named Brevard Public Schools’ Principal of the Year. 

Chris Reed began his journey serving the Endeavour community in October of 2018. Upon his arrival, Endeavour Elementary was identified by the state as a school under turnaround status. Under his leadership, Mr. Reed created a sense of urgency in meeting the needs of all students. He perfected the delicate balance of increasing expectations for teaching and learning while creating a supportive environment for students, teachers, staff, and parents.

With the systems put into place to support academic and behavioral gains, Endeavour earned the highest school grade in over ten years increasing to a school grade of C. His transformational leadership efforts significantly impacted the entire community.

Mr. Reed worked diligently to renew Endeavour's status as a Community School to provide health care and family support services at the school. In addition, he is a leader among leaders and shares coaching and academic progress monitoring systems with Brevard and state leaders. Strategic leadership efforts such as implementation of Restorative Practices decreased student misconduct while building and preserving teacher-to- student relationships.

Mr. Reed continues to grow a culture of high performance for all students and staff evidenced by consistent messaging shared with all stakeholders of "Name it, See it, Do it", "Together ... we will!" and "To Proficiency and Beyond!" Increased expectations led to the development of school-based leaders to include scaffolded support for teachers, instructional coaches, and assistant principals.

The trajectory of students attending Endeavour Elementary continues to be positively impacted by the leadership of Mr. Reed. 

Candidates for BPS Principal of the Year were nominated and evaluated based on their performance on:

  • Student achievement
  • Instructional leadership
  • Faculty development
  • Learning environment
  • Organizational leadership
  • Leadership development
  • Communication

Reed will go on to interview in the state competition for Florida Principal of the Year.

BPS would also like to recognize and celebrate our finalists for Principal of the Year:

Marina Middleton – Johnson Middle

Rachel Roberts – Columbia Elementary

Chris Reed – Endeavour Elementary

Sherry Tomlinson – Kennedy Middle