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Tom W. Kimbrell

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Tom W. Kimbrell
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Arkansas Commissioner of Education
Former incumbent
In office
September 2009 - July 2014
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$224,400
Elections and appointments
AppointedSeptember 2009
Appointed byArkansas Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Master'sArkansas State University
Ph.D.Arkansas State University
Websites
Office website
Tom W. Kimbrell is the former Arkansas Commissioner of Education. Kimbrell was appointed to the position in 2009 by Governor Mike Beebe and served until 2014.[1]

Biography

Before becoming commissioner, Kimbrell served as executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators from 2005 to 2009 and, before that, as superintendent of the North Little Rock and Paragould school districts. Prior to becoming superintendent, he worked in various school administration roles, from director of fiscal services in the Paragould district to assistant principal in the Corning district. He was also a teacher and coach in the Paragould and Pocahontas districts.[1]

Education

  • Ed.D. in Education, Arkansas State University
  • M.S. in Education, Arkansas State University
  • B.S. in Education, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville[2]

Political career

Commissioner of Education (2009-2014)

Kimbrell was first appointed in September 2009 and served in office until resigning on July 1, 2014 to become the superintendent of Bryant Public Schools.[3] As the commissioner of education served at the pleasure of the governor, Kimbrell was not subject to reappointment.[2]

Executive Director, AAEA (2005-2009)

Before becoming commissioner, Kimbrell served as executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators from 2005 to 2009.[2]

Appointments

2009

Kimbrell was appointed as Arkansas Commissioner of Education in September 2009 by Governor Mike Beebe (D).[2]

Personal

Kimbrell and his wife, Tina, have two children.[2]

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Preceded by
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Arkansas Commissioner of Education
2009-2014
Succeeded by
Tony Wood