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 27 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 7th 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 previously served 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 23 years. They have a 21-year old son, Keller, who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.