David E. Brown is a Leadership Consultant for the Coastal Regional Assistance Team in the Massachusetts Statewide System of Support.
Over the past 30 years, he has served schools in a variety of roles which includes consultant, teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and principal. His core educational belief is found in a quote by Dr. Christopher Emdin that states, “It (education) is the activation of the imagination and a path towards liberation.”
As a school administrator, Mr. Brown used this and similar lenses to successfully lead K-12 schools in Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Randolph, MA and Somerville, MA through academic, systemic, and cultural change. David began his teaching career in the early 1990’s as an Outward Bound Instructor at Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center before entering into a more traditional teaching role in the Boston Public Schools serving as a middle school Science, Health, and Physical Education teacher.
Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College, a master’s degree from Cambridge College, and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
David lives in Plymouth, MA, where he is an active member of his community serving on the board of the Plymouth Center for the Arts and a Trustee and Music Director of the Historic Bethel AME Church. Mr. Brown is also a guest columnist for the local paper, The Old Colony Memorial. His column, “Mr. Brown’s Paper Bag” is published several times a year.