Contents 1 Early life 2 Post-Navy Career 3 Personal life 4 Decorations 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] At age five, Brewer moved with his family from Farmville, Virginia to Florida, and he attended elementary and secondary schools in Orlando, Florida. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Prairie View A&M University where he also was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). He later earned a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Post-Navy Career[edit] In October 2006, Brewer was unanimously selected by the Los Angeles Board of Education as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD). Brewer succeeded former Colorado Governor Roy Romer as the superintendent. LAUSD is the second largest school district in the U.S., with over 700,000 students, 800 schools, 77,000 employees, and a $7.5 billion budget. He was awarded a four-year contract that took effect November 13, 2006. Brewer served as Superintendent until December 2008 when his contract was bought out by the district prior to the end of his four-year term. According to figures reported on August 4, 2009, the dropout rate in the Los Angeles Unified School District declined almost 17% under Brewer's leadership. Specifically the dropout rate for the 2007-08 school year came in at 26.4%, down from 31.7% for the previous year and among the largest improvements in the state of California. The Los Angeles Unified School District still trails all other large urban school systems in California except the Oakland Unified School District. These results highlight the achievements of Brewer, who was forced out in December 2008 despite rising test scores. Brewer, reached by the Los Angeles Times, credited Debra Duardo, a onetime dropout who began the district's dropout-prevention unit, as well as district principals and teachers who accepted responsibility for taking on the dropout problem.[4] Brewer heads The David and Mildred Brewer Foundation, a family foundation that provides scholarships for African American students. It is named in honor of his mother, a retired school teacher, and his late father, who taught at Brewer’s high school for more than 33 years.[5] Brewer currently serves as a Benchmark Practitioner with Benchmarking Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Personal life[edit] He is married to Richardene "Deanie" Brewer, Ed.D. Dr. Brewer is a graduate of Hampton University where she majored in English education. She also has a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from San Diego State University. Deanie received her Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Dr. Brewer's teaching career has spanned more than 20 years and has taken her from Virginia to San Diego and from England to Guam. She has taught at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels, earning several teacher excellence and academic awards. Admiral and Dr. Brewer's daughter, Stacey, graduated from Hampton University in 2002 as a distinguished scholar. She went on to receive her juris doctorate degree from Pennsylvania State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005.

Decorations[edit] His decorations and awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legions of Merit (three), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award, Navy League of the United States Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award, and the National Defense Transportation Association's Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award.   Navy Distinguished Service Medal   Defense Superior Service Medal   Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars   Meritorious Service Medal   Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

References[edit] ^ "David L. Brewer III named to lead L.A. School District". Johnson Publishing Co. 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2009.  ^ Nathan Hodge (August 4, 2009). "Private Sector Aided Massive Sealift Operation, Says Admiral". Access Intelligence, LLC. Retrieved August 27, 2009.  ^ "United States Navy Biography - Vice Admiral David L. Brewer, III Commander, Military Sealift Command". United States Navy. Retrieved August 26, 2009.  ^ Howard Blume and Jason Song (August 4, 2009). "Dropout rate declines almost 17% in L.A. schools". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2009.  ^ "Vice Admiral David Brewer, Superintendent of Schools Los Angeles Unified School District". The 5 Million Kids Initiative. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 

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