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Dr. Scott S. Brabrand, Superintendent
Lynchburg City Schools
915 Court Street
PO Box 2497 Lynchburg, VA 24505
Phone: (434) 515-5070
On April 1, 2012, Dr. Scott S. Brabrand became the twelfth Superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools. Dr. Brabrand was previously the Assistant Superintendent in the Fairfax County Public Schools.
As Assistant Superintendent for one of the most diverse clusters in the Fairfax County Public Schools (Cluster IV), Dr. Brabrand was responsible for providing educational and administrative leadership to twenty-seven schools and approximately 2,500 employees, serving over 22,000 students. During his tenure, the number of schools achieving ninety percent SOL math proficiency increased from five to twelve schools. Additionally, four of the Cluster’s six Title 1 schools that were in state sanction for reading and math exited from those sanctions. Dr. Brabrand was also selected as “District Shepherd” for the system’s Priority Schools Initiative that focused on increasing academic achievement in thirty lower-performing schools in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Turnaround Specialist Program.
Prior to assuming the Assistant Superintendent post, Dr. Brabrand served a highly successful tenure as principal at Fairfax High School from 2005 to 2009. Under his leadership, Fairfax High School increased enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) classes by fifty-four percent over a three-year period and increased enrollment in pre-AP honors courses by fourty-two percent. The achievement gap for Hispanic students on English and math Standards of Learning (SOL) tests was eliminated. For African American students, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities, the achievement gap shrunk to 10 percent or less. Dr. Brabrand also championed a school-wide Rewards and Remediation program that decreased failing grades in SOL classes by fifty-seven percent in two years. He also served as the leader for the LEAD Fairfax Aspiring Principals Cohort starting in 2008, designing and implementing a leadership curriculum for 16 aspiring principals, for whom he helped develop individual development plans and served as a mentor.
Prior to becoming principal at Fairfax, Dr. Brabrand served as an associate principal at Lake Braddock Secondary School, as an assistant principal and social studies teacher at Herndon High School, and as administrator of the Early Start and Jump Start summer programs.
Dr. Brabrand, who is proficient in Spanish, worked in management in the telecommunications industry for three years before becoming a teacher. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, his master’s degree in education from George Washington University, and his doctorate in educational administration from Virginia Tech.
He has taught courses on public school law for Virginia Tech and George Mason University and on school curriculum and instruction for the University of Virginia. He has served as an officer in the Fairfax County High School Principals Association, the Northern Virginia Secondary Schools Administrators Association, and the Virginia High School League’s Northern Region. He has also served as the Literacy Director for the Fairfax Rotary Club.
Dr. Brabrand is a native of Newport News and a life-long Virginia resident. He is married to Debbie, and has twin sons, Bennett and William.