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Robert W. Brown

Dr. Rob Brown is a native of Marietta, Georgia and a graduate of Sprayberry High School. He attended Carson-Newman College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He later earned a Master’s Degree and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville State University and then a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Brown has served in public education for 25 years; jobs have included teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, executive director of secondary schools, and superintendent. After serving as superintendent for 4 years in Jeff Davis County, Brown is currently serving in his 5th year as superintendent for Lumpkin County Schools.

Dr. Brown is a recognized leader within his professional organizations. In addition to having been appointed to serve on numerous state committees, he is currently serving as the President-Elect for the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association and the Vice-Chair for the Pioneer RESA Board of Control.

During his career, Dr. Brown has presented at numerous state and national conferences on a variety of educational issues. The Georgia School Boards Association Conference, the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Conference, the Georgia Charter System Foundation Conference, the National Youth At-Risk Conference, the National Dropout Prevention Conference, and the National Alternative Education Conference have included Dr. Brown’s presentations through the years.

Schools and school systems under Dr. Brown’s leadership have been identified as some of the best in the state and country. Awards including a National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School, a Georgia School Boards Association State Finalist for the Governance Team of the Year, a GSBA Leading Edge Award winner for Communications, and a Georgia Charter System Leadership Development Award have been received under Dr. Brown’s leadership.

In addition to his professional role, Brown is an active community leader. While living and working in multiple Georgia cities, he has served as Rotary Club President, Kiwanis Club President, Hospital Board Chairman, volunteer youth coach, and remains active as on numerous community boards. He and his wife Betsy, also an educator, have been married for 22 years. They have a 19-year old son named Keller who is a student at the University of North Georgia.

Superintendent
Lumpkin County Schools
Dahlonega, Georgia
2016 – Present

Superintendent
Jeff Davis County Schools
Hazlehurst, Georgia
2012 – 2016

Principal
Hart County High School
Hart County School System, Hartwell, Georgia
2011-2012

Executive Director of High Schools
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
2008-2011

Principal
Alexander High School
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
2005-2008

Assist. Principal, Teacher, Coach
Alexander High School
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
1997-2005

Teacher, Coach
Awtrey Middle School
Cobb County School System, Marietta, Georgia
1996-1997

Education

Superintendent’s Professional Development Program
Completed, 2015
Georgia School Superintendent’s Association
Lawrenceville, GA

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2011
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2004
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2001
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physical Education & Health
Graduated, 1996
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Graduated, 1996
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN

Professional Activities

2015 Presenter National Youth At-Risk Conference
2015 Presenter GAEL Winter Conference Fab 4 District
2015-16 Member National Center for Education Research & Tech.
2014-15 Member GSSA Conference Planning Committee
2012-15 Member GADOE Facility Review Committee
2011-12 Member Emmanuel College Teacher Improvement Board
2011 Presenter National Dropout Prevention Conference
2010 Presenter National Alternative Education Conference
2009-11 Board Member GADOE Alternative Ed. Advisory Board
2009-11 Board Member University of West Georgia School Counseling
2009-11 Board Member Douglas County College & Career Institute
2008-11 Board Chairman Douglas County Health Advisory Board
2006-08 President GHSA Region 5-AAAA
2006 Participant Georgia High School Redesign Focus Group
Community Activities
2015-16 Board Chairman Jeff Davis Hospital
2014-15 President Hazlehurst Rotary Club
2013-15 Board Vice-Chair Jeff Davis County Board of Health
2012-15 Member Hazlehurst Rotary Club
2012-15 Board Member Jeff Davis / Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce
2012-15 Board Member Jeff Davis Family Connection
2013-15 Member Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church
2011-12 Member Hartwell Kiwanis Club
2011-12 Member Hartwell First United Methodist Church
2007-09 President Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club
2005-11 Member Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club
2005-15 Volunteer Coach USA Wrestling
2005-11 Volunteer Coach Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department
Recognitions/Highlights
2015 Fab 4 District Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
2015 Title I High Progress High School
2015 Title I High Progress Middle School
2015 U.S. News & World Report Bronze Level High School
2014 Highest Middle School CCRPI First District RESA
2014 Title I High Progress High School
2014 Google Symposium Google Symposium Host School District
2006 Governor’s Cup Winner SAT Improvement