Director of Student Success Center
LeAnne Brubaker joined the Miller School of Albemarle in 2016. She brought with her over twenty years of experience working as a leader in education in the Charlottesville area. Brubaker earned her B.A. in Humanities from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Gifted Education from Oklahoma City University. Additionally, she completed Ph.D course work at the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instruction. Brubaker has presented at national conferences, written state curriculum materials, and received numerous teaching awards throughout her career.
She began her career as a high school social studies teacher in Lexington, Virginia. She went on to teach education courses at James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Brubaker was selected from a nation-wide search to launch the Annenberg Civic Education Initiative. In this role, she supervised teachers as they integrated experiential differentiated civic learning practices into their teaching.
In the public school sector, she worked for Albemarle County Schools as a talent development and gifted resources specialist, where she counseled and supervised academically gifted students. Additionally, she developed specialized programs for all students to grow their talents, interests, and passions within the county school system which included a multi-disciplinary resource lab.
Brubaker was the co-founder and director of the Foundation at Monticello High School and the MHS Academic Fund. In this role she provided financial support to teachers and students to create innovative learning opportunities.
Brubaker has been involved at Miller School of Albemarle since 2003 when her son, Cole, enrolled as an 8th grader. Both her children, Cole and Patton Usry, are MSA graduates. Her husband Tom Brubaker served on the Board of Trustees for nine years.