Chris Brewster

Educator & Advocate for Kids

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised as the son of missionaries, Chris Brewster grew up in five states and two countries. He graduated from high school in 1987 from Faith Academy, Manila, Philippines. Returning to the U.S. for college, Chris completed his Bachelor’s in Music Education and began his teaching career as a vocal music instructor on the southside of Oklahoma City. In addition to teaching, he coached three sports and worked with teenagers in a local church.

After a short stint in administration in an affluent suburban district, he was grateful to return to the southside of OKC to be the founding administrator of Santa Fe South High School, a public charter school. Beginning in 2001 with a handful of teachers and 120 ninth-graders, the school has now grown to a charter school district consisting of eight school sites with approximately 360 faculty and staff who serve nearly 4,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12th. Chris eventually relinquished his high school principal’s role and now serves solely as the superintendent of the charter district. He also enjoys coaching Cross-Country.

In addition to his BME from Oklahoma Baptist University, he holds a Master’s in Education, Administration, Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma, and has completed some coursework for an Ed.D. in Education from the same institution.

Chris is married to Christi, his high school sweetheart and wife of just over 31 years. Together they work to raise 9 fantastic children – four biological and five adopted, ranging in ages from 8 months to 24 years. He and Christi have also just experienced the joy of their first grandchild and have a second on the way. They have a rich and full life, and frequently, a very full dinner table.

Something that was normal for me growing up, which I later realized is not normal for other people

Authentic faith, strong family, full belly, great education, consistent healthcare.

What normal means to me

My normal is a great family, foundational faith, and meaningful work.

More about Chris

  • Enjoys joyfully spending time with his wife/best friend and their tribe of kids.
  • Building with wood, growing in dirt, and traveling the world ground and revive Chris’ spirit.
  • Chris truly prefers the company of kids over adults.
  • Chris wants to be careful how he spends this one, precious, life.