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Brevard Virtual School's Price named BPS Principal of the Year

BPS News Release

July 22, 2019


Media contact:

Matt Reed, PIO/Assistant superintendent



Brevard Virtual’s Price named Principal of the Year


VIERA, Florida – Heather Price, principal of the online Brevard Virtual School, has been named Brevard Public Schools’ Principal of the Year.


Price is a pioneer of online learning for Brevard Students. Online options for students through Brevard Virtual have grown significantly under her leadership. And Price has been credited with fostering a “school culture” for her online students and her staff.


Brevard Virtual School was recently recognized by the Florida Department of Education as an “A” school in 2018-2019. 


“Using research-based strategies, Heather has inspired her teachers to be more than just a voice on a device,” said West Shore Jr./Sr. High Principal Rick Fleming, who nominated Price for the recognition. “I am inspired by Heather and her leadership ability in being innovative and thinking outside of the box.”


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


Price will be recognized by the Brevard County School Board at a meeting Aug.27. Then, she will go on to interview in the state competition for Florida Principal of the Year.

 Heather Price  

Heather Price (right), principal of Brevard Virtual School, is presented with BPS’ Principal of the Year award by Assistant Superintendent Jane Cline.