Idalia Fernandez, Chair
Benita Thompson Byas
James Cuthbertson, vice chair
Michael J. Schewel
William C. Hall, Jr.
Douglas M. Garcia
Catherine B. Reynolds
- Nov. 18-19, 2015
- Jan. 27-28, 2016
- May 18-19, 2016
Dr. Thomas Brewster was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin a four year term July 1, 2014.
Brewster is a former member of the Virginia State Board of Education, having served from 2006-2010. In 2012, he was selected superintendent of Pulaski County Schools.
He is credited with a number of distinguished achievements including opening the first Governor’s STEM Academy in Pulaski County and expanding dual enrollment opportunities in partnership with New River Community College. He has also been named Business Executive of the Year by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Brewster earned a doctorate in educational leadership & policy studies from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree from Radford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Bluefield College.
He serves as liaison to Southwest Virginia and Mountain Empire Community College.