Heather Brinkworth was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as a Broward County School Board member on February 28, according to a release dated February 28 by the Office Governor Rick Scott.
Brinkworth is now working as a regional program manager for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and recently worked as a reading teacher at Stranahan High School and Lauderhill Middle Community School and has served served as the chair of the City of Fort Lauderdale Education Advisory Board, according to the release by the Office of Governor Rick Scott.
In the release, Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “Heather’s dedication to serving students makes her a great choice to serve on the Broward County School Board. I am confident she will continue her work to provide the students of Broward County with a great education,” said Governor Rick Scott in the February 28 release.
“I hope she does well. The School Board needs good people,” said Stephanie O’Connell.
"We always need good leadership on the Broward County School Board. I hope she can help provide it," said Nicole Maier.
Like most large school districts, the Broward County School District has faced challenges over the years. There have been controversies between the district administration and the Broward Teachers Union. Many teachers have complained about a lack of significant pay increases. There have been complaints about standardized tests. And there have been complaints about spending on school construction.