Yvonne Brandon '76
Brandon is the superintendent of Richmond Public Schools. The district serves more than 24,000 students in 29 elementary schools, nine middle schools and eight high schools. She was previously tapped as interim superintendent before her appointment to lead the district in 2009.
Randolph-Macon recently elected Brandon to serve on its Board of Trustees. She will begin her term during the Board’s February 2011 meeting.
Brandon earned a B.S. in biology from Randolph-Macon College in 1976, a master's in guidance counseling from Virginia State University and an Ed.D. in educational supervision and administration from Nova Southeastern University. She began her career in Richmond Public schools 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 to her first administrative position as director of instruction for Richmond Public Schools, followed by deputy superintendent in 2006.