About Me

Dr. Crystal Brown recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each child. As a teacher, her primary mission is to foster a love of learning in each student. In 2012, she followed her passion and returned to Chicago Public Schools as an Intermediate Mathematics teacher. In this position, she felt privileged to work with fourth and fifth grade students by advancing their knowledge and application of Mathematics while supporting the school’s leadership. Currently, she teaches middle school Math at Earle STEM Elementary.                                                      wpid-20140902_085703.jpg                   wpid-20140902_084725.jpg 

For three years, Dr. Brown was an assistant principal for Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC), she skillfully developed programs to support over 670 students’ social and critical thinking skills.  In her daily encounters with students, she sought to uplift and guide them. As a result of her leadership, students learned to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work independently and collaboratively with others.

Prior to serving GCSC, Dr. Brown worked for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for 15 years. For four years,she was a district level administrator in Information & Technology Services. She facilitated the deployment of technology solutions for teachers to develop students’ 21st Century skills. Furthermore, she coordinated professional development for over 20,000 teachers and administrators in more than 400 elementary and high schools. Prior to this position, Dr. Brown was a CPS classroom teacher for 11 years. She taught middle school mathematics for most of her years of teaching.

Dr. Brown earned a Doctor of Education degree from Loyola University Chicago, where she also conducted post-doctoral research regarding education administration. Dr. Brown also attended the University of Chicago and earned a mathematics endorsement. Additionally, she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Columbia College and a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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