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Robert W. Brown

Robert W. Brown

Dr. Rob Brown is a native of Marietta, Georgia and a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Cobb County. 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 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 6th 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 for the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association, the Board Chair for the Pioneer RESA Board of Control and the Board Chair the Cooperative Purchasing Agency.

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, multiple GSBA Leading Edge Awards, the Georgia Charter System Leadership Development Award, Georgia School Public Relations Gold Award, and the GASPA Best in Class for Teacher Retention 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 several community boards.

Dr. Brown and his wife Betsy, also an educator, have been married for 22 years. They have a 20-year old son, 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

2015

2015-16

2014-15

2012-15

2011-12

2011

2010

2009-11

2009-11

2009-11

2008-11

2006-08

2006

Presenter

Presenter

Member

Member

Member

Member

Presenter

Presenter

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Chairman

President

Participant

National Youth At-Risk Conference

GAEL Winter Conference Fab 4 District

National Center for Education Research & Tech.

GSSA Conference Planning Committee

GADOE Facility Review Committee

Emmanuel College Teacher Improvement Board

National Dropout Prevention Conference

National Alternative Education Conference

GADOE Alternative Ed. Advisory Board

University of West Georgia School Counseling

Douglas County College & Career Institute

Douglas County Health Advisory Board

GHSA Region 5-AAAA

Georgia High School Redesign Focus Group

Community Activities

2015-16

2014-15

2013-15

2012-15

2012-15

2012-15

2013-15

2011-12

2011-12

2007-09

2005-11

2005-15

2005-11

Board Chairman

President

Board Vice-Chair

Member

Board Member

Board Member

Member

Member

Member

President

Member

Volunteer Coach

Volunteer Coach

Jeff Davis Hospital

Hazlehurst Rotary Club

Jeff Davis County Board of Health

Hazlehurst Rotary Club

Jeff Davis / Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Davis Family Connection

Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church

Hartwell Kiwanis Club

Hartwell First United Methodist Church

Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club

Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club

USA Wrestling

Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department

Professional Activities

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2006

Fab 4 District

Title I

Title I

U.S. News & World Report

Highest Middle School CCRPI

Title I

Google Symposium

Governor’s Cup Winner

Georgia Association of Educational Leaders

High Progress High School

High Progress Middle School

Bronze Level High School

First District RESA

High Progress High School

Google Symposium Host School District

SAT Improvement