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Longtime YMCA employee to lead Hernando County Education Foundation

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Education Foundation didn't have to go far to find its new executive director.

On Thursday, the foundation's board named board president Tammy Brinker to the vacant position. She will officially take over in December.

The post was held briefly earlier this year by former Hernando superintendent of schools Bryan Blavatt, who resigned after about two months. Blavatt said he and the board had different roles in mind for the executive director.

Brinker, 47, who has worked with the education foundation for two years, is now the executive director of the YMCA's school-age programs in Hernando County. She has tendered her resignation with the organization, but didn't yet know when she would leave.

Brinker has worked with the Y for more than 12 years.

"It's definitely hard," she said. "I absolutely believe in everything the Y does for our children and the community. It's extremely needed in our community."

But she said she was ready for a change and eager to help teachers — many of whom take money out of their own pockets to pay for classroom activities.

The education foundation raises money to help support teachers and schools and sponsors the annual Teacher of the Year program.

"I am very excited," Brinker said. "There are so many things coming up that we can do."

She will make $42,000, plus performance-related bonuses.

Longtime YMCA employee to lead Hernando County Education Foundation 11/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 10:23pm]
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