Dr. Yvonne Brandon
Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools
Randolph-Macon College graduate Dr. Yvonne Brandon ’76 was officially named Superintendent
of Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. She
has served as interim superintendent since August 2008.
Dr. Brandon earned a degree in biology from R-MC in 1976. She eventually earned
a master’s and doctoral degree in education. Her distinguished career in Richmond
Public schools began as a middle school math teacher. She also taught high school
science, served as a guidance counselor, and led several schools as principal. In
1999, Brandon was appointed her first administrative position as director of instruction
for Richmond Public Schools, followed by deputy superintendent in 2002.
Richmond Public Schools serves more than 24-thousand students in 29 elementary schools,
nine middle schools and eight high schools.
Randolph-Macon College recently published a profile about Dr. Yvonne Brandon ’76
in the Fall/Winter edition of the R-MC Alumni magazine. In this article, Dr. Brandon
credits R-MC for teaching her critical thinking and problem-solving skills. She
said, “I cannot put a price tag on my academic and social experiences at Randolph-Macon.”
If you would like to read the entire article, it is available on
page 52 of the R-MC alumni magazine, also available online as a PDF.