- Ed.D. in educational policy, planning and leadership, William & Mary
- M.A. in curriculum and instruction, William & Mary
- B.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
Developing principal support groups, mentoring principals to increase capacity
- Twenty years of educational leadership experience in K-12 settings at both the building level as well as central office
- Beatty, T. H., (2014) High priority support for high priority leadership. In M. F. DiPaola &
W. K. Hoy (Eds.), Leadership and School Quality. Charlotte: N.C.: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
- Beatty, T. H. & Cypres, A. (2014, September 12). Review of the book Learning for leadership: Developmental strategies for building capacity in our schools, by E. Drago-Severson, J. Blum-DeStefano & A. Asghar. Teachers College Record.
Dr. Thomas H. Beatty has spent more than 20 years in urban public schools as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, principal leader and executive director of secondary education.
While working in Richmond Public Schools, Beatty provided leadership for all of the city’s middle and high schools.
Prior to that appointment, he was the principal of Richmond Community High School, which has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the country.
At VCU, Beatty teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership, helping aspiring educational leaders translate theory into practice. Currently, he is serving as chair of two doctoral capstone committees and teaching educational leadership courses.
Beatty also serves as a board member for the Friends of VCU Libraries development organization and is a member of the VCU School of Education’s Alumni Council.