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 28 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 8th year as superintendent for Lumpkin County Schools.
Dr. Brown is a recognized leader within his professional organizations. He is a past President for the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association and was selected as a 2022 Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator award winner by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders. He serves on numerous state and local boards including the Governor’s Superintendent Advisory Council.
During his career, Dr. Brown has presented at numerous state and national conferences including 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, the National Alternative Education Conference, and COSSBA.
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, a retired educator, have been married for 25 years. They have a 22-year old son, Keller, and a daughter-in-law, Emily, who live and work in Nashville, Tennessee.