Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Willie Brewster
Mr. Willie Brewster is the proud principal of Brenda Scott Academy. Before arriving at Brenda Scott Academy, Mr. Brewster served in various capacities in Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL. As a teacher, Mr. Brewster served as a Math, Science and World History teacher. Most notably, in the 2014-2015 school year, Mr. Brewster led his sixth-grade students to 100% proficiency on the Math Florida Standards Assessment.
Following his time as a classroom teacher, Mr. Brewster served as the Assistant Principal of Andrew Robinson Elementary. While at Andrew Robinson, Mr. Brewster worked to help raise grade-level student achievement from 17% proficiency in 2018 to 45% proficiency in 2019 on the Reading Florida Standards Assessment; in addition, Mr. Brewster helped raise grade-level student achievement from 41% proficiency in 2018 to 67% proficiency in 2019 on the Math Florida Standards Assessment.
Mr. Brewster was previously the Teacher of the Year for Rutledge Pearson Elementary. Mr. Brewster also served as a Teach for America corps member. Following his time with Teach for America, Mr. Brewster trained teachers in Philadelphia, PA and Houston, TX through the program’s Summer Institute. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting, and Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law from Mississippi State University. Mr. Brewster also holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Urban School Building Leadership from Columbia University in New York City.