Degrees and Certifications:
Doug Brubaker, Ph.D.
Dr. Doug Brubaker has served as superintendent of Fort Smith Public Schools, an
Arkansas district with over 14,000 students, since January 2017. The district is now in
the process of implementing Vision 2023, a five-year strategic plan developed by
hundreds of parents, students, educators, and members of the community. In May
2018, district residents approved the first millage increase in 31 years for upgrades
related to instructional innovation, school safety, technology access, and career
development. Prior to Fort Smith, Dr. Brubaker served for over 20 years as a teacher
and leader at the campus and district levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He holds a
doctorate in Educational Computing from the University of North Texas, an M.Ed. from
Texas Christian University, a B.A. from the University of Kansas, and CoSN CETL
Dr Brubaker and his wife Heather have been married for over twenty years. They have a daughter who attends school in the District.