Tommy D. Branch, Jr. Selected as Newest Board Member

After interviewing four candidates, LRSD Board Members selected Tommy D. Branch, Jr. to succeed Michael "Pete" Peterson.

Branch brings a wealth of hands-on experience with at-risk youth, making him highly qualified to address the unique challenges of educating youth. As a product of the Little Rock School District, beginning at Carver Elementary and graduating from J.A.Fair High, he is a committed advocate for the District.

He attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas where he studied in the areas of Music and Political Science, earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management. Tommy also participated in the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  

He currently works as a trainer for the Division of Youth Services, a division of Department of Human Services. This position has given him valuable experience dealing with the transition of youth from juvenile justice facilities back into the schools from which they have been removed. He believes that education is the key to a brighter future for all of us and welcomes the opportunity to make sure students get the education to succeed.