Governor Rick Scott has appointed Heather Brinkworth to the School Board Of Broward County. Brinkworth fills the vacancy left when Katie Leach moved to Cailfornia. Brinkworth, a former teacher, attended Stranhan High School and Florida Atlantic University. She currently works as the regional program manager for the Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy.
Governor Scott praised Brinkworth’s committment to education. “Heather’s dedication to serving students makes her a great choice to serve on the Broward County School Board,” Scott said in a press release. “I am confident that she will continue her work to provide the students of Broward County with a great education.”
On her application for the District Three seat, Brinkworth wrote, “I am proud to say I am a Fort Lauderdale native and the product of Broward County Public Schools. I was a reading teacher in Broward County Public Schools for six years. Since then I have been a regional program manager for the Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentors program. Working for a literacy focused nonprofit has afforded me many opportunities to impact students, families and communities. I have two elementary aged children who remind me every day of the importance of family and community engagement to student success.”
Brinkworth is the PTA president at Bayview Elementary and a member of the City of Fort Lauderdale Education Advisory Board.
Leach and former State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff were listed as references on Brinkworth’s application.