Our kindergarten through 12th grade students are a tight-knit community of hardworking, hard playing, success-oriented individuals. We all work together to bring about the academic and personal success of every student in our care.
We serve at-risk students who live in residential settings with exceptional and exemplary educational resources. Our goal is to transition and integrate our students back into their home schools and society and to ensure they are capable of full participation in the process of family, employment, and community.
Brewer Academy combines the support resources of a school district with the therapeutic educational services of a charter school that specializes in working with special education youth.
Karnes County Newcomers School serves the educational needs of non-native students from other countries.
Welcome BRAINATION! Inspiring Greatness!
Welcome to BRAINATION!
For twenty years we have grown and evolved into a powerful network of schools—a network dedicated to increasing the capacity of human greatness. BRAINATION is at the forefront of innovative facilitating and learning methods. We have redefined traditional approaches to education and are becoming a leader in world-class learning—helping students to become expert learners and leaders, encouraging students to lead principle-centered lives, and inspiring students to belong, be great, and find joy.
Our Governing Board Members
A board of trustees currently governs our charter district. The board is selected pursuant to the bylaws of the charter district and has the authority to make decisions, appoint the superintendent, and significantly influence operations. The board has the primary accountability for the fiscal affairs of the charter district.
Dr. Alan Holden
Dr. Alan Holden
Dr. Alan Holden joined the board in 2018 where he serves as board treasurer. Dr. Holden attended Kutztown State University of Pennsylvania and Temple University earning a bachelor and master of anthropology. He went on to earn is doctorate in community health sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. Dr. Holden’s field experience includes research methods of psychology, etiology, and epidemiology of health disparities among children. He holds areas of expertise in psychology of health and medicine, behavioral science/health promotion/patient navigation, statistics and research design. His past appointments included serving as adjunct professor for Trinity University and as of present serves as adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Otis "Scotty" Scott, Jr.
Otis L. Scott recently joined the board of trustees in 2019. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. His performance and achievements resulted in his selection as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) and Command Chief for the Air Force District of Washington serving over 30,000 individuals worldwide. He holds a bachelor of science in management from National Louis University and earned a dual master of arts in human resource development and management from Webster University. He has lectured at a variety of military institutions and agencies, institutes of higher learning, and professional organizations. He has championed causes to develop financial support for college-bound students. He has provided career counseling to over 2,500 students. His leadership roles in the community include president of the San Antonio Advisory Board of the Texas Diversity Council, president 10th Security Police Association, president of SAHRMA, and board of directors for City Year. He retired at the end of 2019 from University of San Antonio as the assistant director of career services, employer relations.