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BPS Names Principal for New Central Area Middle School

Viera, FL – BPS Principal Catherine McNutt has been appointed as the first principal at the new central area middle school currently being built. Mrs. McNutt is the current principal at Hoover Middle School and has been with BPS since 2007.


“I am humbled and honored to serve my community as the principal of the new middle school,” McNutt said. “I know the anticipation and excitement surrounding this school, and I look forward to working with the community to create an incredible learning environment for students.”


Mrs. McNutt has served Brevard Public Schools as a teacher at Viera High School, a guidance services professional and dean at Melbourne High School, assistant principal of curriculum at Hoover Middle School, and, most recently, as principal of Hoover.


She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in English from Wake Forest University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.


“We are excited for the great things that Mrs. McNutt is going to do for our community,” said Acting Superintendent Sue Hann. “Her work at Hoover Middle School has been exemplary and she has great community connections, which will be important as we open this new school. Mrs. McNutt will be a great leader for the school and our school families.”


McNutt and her family live in Viera. She enjoys spending time with her husband Carl, daughter Ainsley, and son Hudson. She also loves cheering on the Gators. 

McNutt will officially begin her new role on July 1, 2023.