. Dr. Howard Hepburn
Dr. Howard Hepburn

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the Broward County School Board approved the appointment of Dr. Howard Hepburn as the new Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools.

Dr. Hepburn, an esteemed educator with over two decades of experience, served BCPS as the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Hepburn is recognized as a change leader, dedicated to implementing strategies that raise awareness and bridge learning gaps in socio-economically challenged communities, thereby empowering them to surpass expectations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Hepburn has held pivotal roles, including classroom teacher, coach, dean, assistant principal, principal and instructional superintendent. He has actively contributed to numerous district committees aimed at enhancing student achievement and ensuring equitable learning opportunities.

With a focus on closing achievement gaps and expanding student access to accelerated courses, Dr. Hepburn has served as an instructional leader in large urban school districts in Florida, notably the School District of Palm Beach County.

There, he served as Instructional Superintendent for the Glades Region, and subsequently the South Region, supporting secondary principals and leadership teams in navigating intricate school environments. His expertise focuses on implementing effective strategies to foster continuous student achievement while nurturing instructional and leadership capacity to tackle complex challenges.

Guided by the principles of empathy, culture, value and aggregate efficiency, Dr. Hepburn ensures that his support strategies remain student-centered. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Science Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Florida Southern College.

Dr. Hepburn has been happily married for 19 years and has three beautiful children.