Debbie Brockett was named superintendent of the McMinnville School District in March 2021. She comes to the district from Clark County School District in Nevada, where she most recently served as a Region Superintendent, overseeing 108 PK-12 schools, including two Career and Technical Academies, a virtual learning academy, and several magnet schools.
She began her career in Clark County School District, where she was a special education teacher and coach. She then moved into administration and served as a dean of students, assistant principal and principal. As the principal of Las Vegas High School, she improved the Advanced Placement course offerings, increased the career and technical pathways, and consistently increased the graduation rate for all student groups. In 2016, she was chosen to receive the Heart of Education Award for Innovation in Schools.
Ms. Brockett has been active in improving student achievement at the school, district, and state level and served on various boards and associations. She also extends her passion for teaching to National University where she is an adjunct professor in the school leadership and special education departments.
She has a passion for ensuring equity for all students, and she believes no matter where a student begins their journey the finish line should be the same. In terms of leadership, Brockett says collaboration is essential, and that structures need to be in place that allow for the voices of all stakeholders. Furthermore, school leadership needs to have “a high impact on student learning by shaping a positive culture for all students and staff, and developing conditions for high-quality teaching.” Ms. Brockett also believes school leaders should continuously focus on student achievement and data to help drive improvement for all students.
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