Debra Beebe, an Auburn middle school principal, is in the cast of "Survivor"

Debra Beebe, an Auburn middle school principal, is among the 16 castaways who will compete for the $1 million grand prize on "Survivor: Tocantins -- The Brazilian Highlands." The 18th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 on CBS. Locally, it can be seen on WRBL-TV 3.

Beebe, 46, is a self-described people person, and married mom of five, who believes that her natural leadership abilities and tactful problem-solving skills will contribute to her success on "Survivor." She's also known as "Bubbles," and feels that her enthusiastic and energetic personality, in addition to her take-charge attitude, will erase any doubts about her ability to succeed in this game.

"Survivor: Tocantins" may be one of the most rugged locations ever visited. Left stranded for 39 day, these castaways will have to brave scorching temperatures, torrential downpours and dangerous wildlife to "outwit, outplay and outlast" one another.

In a new twist, the castaways will be divided into two separate tribes from the very beginning and these diverse individuals must immediately begin their game based solely on their first impressions of each other. In advance of any formal introduction and before the castaways speak their first words to each other, one person from each tribe will be chosen to remain behind and will not continue with their group on the journey that lies ahead. Will this mean the end for these two individuals or will they get a second chance to make a first impression?

Only those who watch will find out.