New Executive Director of Human Resources

Brennan W. Asplen, Principal of Bartram Trail High School (BTHS), has been selected by Superintendent Joseph Joyner to be the new Executive Director of Human Resources. His nomination will be presented to the School Board, and he will assume his new position on July 1.
Mr. Asplen will succeed Jim Springfield, who is retiring June 30 after 22 years in the district.
Mr. Asplen has 23 years of experience in education and has served as a teacher, coach and administrator. He has been Principal at BTHS for the past five years.
“I have watched Brennan over the past six years and have tremendous respect for his leadership and integrity,” said the Superintendent.  “He is a perfect match for this critical role in Human Resources, and I look forward to his joining the district office team.”
“Jim Springfield has been an incredible leader and will be sorely missed,” Dr. Joyner added. “However, I am confident that Brennan will continue to make an excellent department even better.”
During his tenure at BTHS, the school maintained a grade of “A” and also won six state championships in sports. They are one of only three high schools to earn the Five Star Award for community involvement since 2008. They have also continuously won the Golden School award for their parent volunteer program and the Silver School award for student volunteerism.
Mr. Asplen is grateful for the experience he has had leading BTHS, working with students and dedicated parent volunteers and business partners, all part of the “Bear family.” “The results of our students’ work has been outstanding, exceeding expectations inside and outside of the classroom,” he said. “In addition to promoting gains in testing scores and increased participation in college level coursework, it has been an honor watching our students as servant leaders fulfilling needs in the community.”
Mr. Asplen holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently serving as President of the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals.