Dr. Tom Kimbrell
Arkansas Department of Education
Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell is a lifelong Arkansas educator who was appointed to be Commissioner of Education for the State of Arkansas by Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas State Board of Education in September 2009.
About his role as Commissioner, Dr. Kimbrell says: “Since I began my career in public education 25 years ago, I have set as my personal and professional goal to make a difference for the greatest number of children in this state. As Commissioner, I can work with the Governor, the educational community and business leaders to positively impact educational opportunities for children.”
Kimbrell earned his doctorate in education and his Master of Science in Education both from Arkansas State University, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.