Dr. Brian T. Binggeli became
Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools on July 1, 2009. In
his position he is responsible for over 72,000 students,
approximately 9,000 school board employees, and 86 schools,
8 charter schools and 17 special centers in a county that
encompasses some 1,300 square miles. Due to Brevard's unique
geographical footprint, the district stretches 75 miles from
the most northern school, Pinewood Elementary in Mims, to
the most southern school, Heritage High in Palm Bay.
his first year as Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools,
Dr. Binggeli took the organization through a line-by-line
analysis of the operating budget to reduce expenditures by
over $18 million while capturing efficiencies and
prioritizing support for schools and classrooms. To balance
building utilization and service to students, the district
changed the attendance boundaries of 32 elementary and 4
middle schools. Parents and community members were actively
involved in this challenging process from beginning to end
making the ultimate transition remarkably smooth. Dr.
Binggeli led the development of a School Improvement Plan
model where school teams merge performance data with
self-assessment and best-practice research to create
focused, action-oriented objectives and work plans.
Dr. Binggeli holds a doctorate in educational leadership and
policy studies from Virginia Tech. He earned his masterís
degree from Virginia State and his undergraduate degree from
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Binggeli began his
career as a teacher in Elyria, Ohio in 1981 and served as a
teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in
Virginia. He has been a principal at both the middle and
high school level. Dr. Binggeli has served as an adjunct
professor in Virginia Techís Educational Leadership and
Policy Studies Doctoral program and in the University of
Virginiaís administrative licensure program.
his 30th year in public education, Dr. Binggeli has served
in school administration for 21 years. He was director of
middle education and then executive director of Curriculum
and Instruction for Spotsylvania County Schools in
Fredericksburg, Virginia. Prior to being selected as
Superintendent for BPS Dr. Binggeli was the Cluster IV
Assistant Superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools
in Falls Church, Virginia. This position gave him overall
programmatic responsibility for 29 schools and 22,000
students while placing him on the Leadership Team of the
12th largest school district in the nation (170,000
In 2000, Dr. Binggeli was selected as Henrico
County Public Schools Instructional Leader of the Year.
Henrico County Public Schools is host to 66 schools and over
47,000 students. He was nominated by the Richmond Area
Counselors Association for the Virginia School Counselors
Association School Administrator of the Year Award in 2001
and named by the Virginia Association of Secondary School
Principals as Outstanding Middle School Principal of
Virginia in 2002.
Dr. Binggeli and his family are
happy to now call Brevard County home.