Profile: Theodore Toomer
Dr. Ted Toomer is the Director of Leadership Development for Broward County Public Schools. He has served in this capacity for five years. During his tenure he has worked to improve the leadership preparation programs and enhance the way leaders are prepared throughout the system. Dr. Toomer has over 20 years of experience in education. He has served as both an elementary and middle school principal. His elementary school was an urban school with 95% of the students on free or reduced lunch. Due to that poverty, many students did not have the school readiness to perform at grade level when they started school. However, under his leadership, student achievement reached the highest levels in the school’s history and the school was consistently recognized as one of the best schools in the district. His middle school was also one of the highest performing school in the district. Dr. Toomer has served on numerous district and state committees. He holds a master’s degree in elementary education and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.