Robinson officially named principal at Viera High School


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Sarah Robinson has been serving as Viera High's acting principal since November when Mike Alba left to take a job with the Brevard County School District. She was officially named the school's principal last week.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

Sarah Robinson couldn’t be happier about being officially named principal at Viera High School.

“This is my dream job,” the 33-year-old said. “My husband and I live in the Suntree community. I loved working as the assistant principal for curriculum here. Viera is the school my son will eventually come to.

“There’s a phenomenal staff here. Phenomenal kids. Great parents. Great community involvement.”

Robinson is in her third year at Viera after working at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School as the International Baccalaureate coordinator. It was while at Cocoa Beach that she met Mike Alba, who encouraged her to become an administrator.

Alba served as Viera’s principal for five years before leaving in November to take a job with the Brevard County School District. Robinson had been serving as the school’s acting principal since then, but was officially named to the position last week.

Not only does Viera have a strong academic reputation, but its sports program recently won the Barbara Caywood Cape Coast Conference All-Sports trophy for the second year in a row and sixth time overall.

“I think the really neat thing about Viera High School is that I’ve always wanted to be at a very academic school, but this is both,” Robinson said. “You have strong academics and strong athletics. We have success in both.

“It’s exciting to see students that are involved, not only academically in our school and succeeding with excellence, but also in our community. Students are engaged in various clubs and organizations within our school and also athletics.

“There’s so much positive school spirit, and so many positive things about being part of the Viera community and the Hawk community that … it’s a great place to be.”

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