Posted Date: 07/16/2021
Dr. Thomas McBryde Jr. has been selected as deputy superintendent of excellence, equity & inclusion of Norwalk Public Schools. Dr. McBryde brings comprehensive experience to the role, having facilitated and implemented equity focused work across all district schools in New York City’s District 19, to provide equal access to education for all learners, while supporting and enabling staff members to identify and address implicit bias.
In his new role, Dr. McBryde will promote a culture of inclusion and embrace differences as a strategic opportunity to lead the district’s effort to build a culture of excellence, equity and inclusion for all students, families, staff and community members. Dr. McBryde will guide efforts to define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource. He will also provide leadership for the district in the absence of the superintendent.
Dr. McBryde joins Norwalk Public Schools from the New York City Department of Education, where he held a variety of leadership roles including Community Superintendent of District 19. While in this role, he increased student performance at or above grade level by 11% in ELA and 10% in math on state assessments. Dr. McBryde also served as Deputy Superintendent of District 4, acting as the superintendent’s designee to conduct principal evaluations annually. Additionally, he developed districtwide goals and facilitated the planning of action steps to meet goals and the process for monitoring and tracking progress toward goals. Dr. McBryde also served as the Principal of Mott Hall IV Middle School in Brooklyn, New York where he implemented systems and structures to significantly increase student achievement after serving in the role of Resident Principal at Esperanza Academy as part of nationally recognized year-long school leadership training program.
He began his career as a Language Arts teacher in Atlanta Public Schools in Georgia, where he also spent several years working in director of recruitment positions for Teach for America before becoming a co-director of Kipp Achieve Academy and coach/assistant principal of 8th grade at Clayton County Public Schools.
Throughout his career, Dr. McBryde has twice been recognized as teacher of the year and also honored as Project Grad STAR Teacher, Coca-Cola Merit Award, 100 Black Men of Metro Atlanta/New York, Metro Atlanta Corporate IMPACT Award Recipient, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Morehouse College Alumni Association and Statewide My Brothers’ Keeper Planning Committee Lead for New York City.
Dr. McBryde holds a Master of Science in Education from Baruch College. He earned an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and later earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Dr. McBryde also holds a Master of Education from Cambridge College and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College.