Brown Weekly Message #14
You can read the Brown Weekly Message #14 HERE!Brown School Principal
Help Brown School Win a Grant!
Our PTSA has submitted a grant proposal to Metro Louisville to receive funding to help in developing our K-12 green space at Peace Park. Right now, you can provide your feedback/support for our grant, which will help us get funded! Please take a moment and go to the link below and leave your message of support. The name of our grant proposal is Martha Ellison Peace Park Renovation, and it is located in the section for grants of $5000 or more. The link is imaginegreaterlou.org/public-comment-forum/. Please forward this link to your friends and colleagues.Brown School Principal
Special Announcement - Fall Festival
Read a special announcement about our Fall Festival HERE!Brown School Principal
Brown Weekly Message #13
You can read the Brown Weekly Message #13 HERE!Brown School Principal
Brown Weekly Message #12
You can read the Brown Weekly Message #12 HERE!Brown School Principal
Brown Weekly Message #11
You can read the Brown Weekly Message #11 HERE!Brown School Principal
Angela Parsons, Ph.D., Principal
Dear Brown School Family,
As principal of the J. Graham Brown School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. I'm honored and thrilled to lead a dynamic school community where teachers and staff cultivate an atmosphere where students achieve and believe in themselves, and family members are actively engaged! Your input, feedback, and support are critical to my leadership of the teaching and learning environment, and above all to the success of your child in our school.
My excitement comes from working with young people and their families for the past 18 years. I've been a part of the Brown School family for two years as its principal, seven years as assistant principal, and six years as a proud parent. As an instructional leader, my vision involves building a positive school culture where shared leadership and decision making are valued, while honoring the legacy and spirit of Brown's history. Without a doubt, I believe that all students will learn and perform at high levels when given an effective, nurturing learning environment; teachers are provided equitable resources and support systems; and parents are embraced as school community members.
At the Brown, the focus of our Self-Directed Learning environment is two-fold. First, we provide an academically rigorous curriculum where students are expected to perform at a level that may seem to be beyond their limits. However, we do so in a environment in which it's okay to not be perfect the first time you try something. Sometimes, students are afraid to take risks for fear of failure; we teach students that learning happens through perseverance, self-responsibility, constructive criticism, and work ethic. Secondly, we understand that ultimately we want all our students to contribute to the greater good. For that reason, our value system is based on a culture of tolerance, compassion, and mutual respect. Graduates of the Brown School are college-bound young people who will go on to make a positive impact on our global society. Our hope is that all Brown School students forge "reasoned minds and educated hearts" of self-directed life-long learners.
Our academic performance is impressive. All three levels of our school are consistently ranked among the top schools in our district, state, and nation. The Kentucky Department of Education gave all levels of our school a distinguished rating, and labeled us a School of Distinction. We have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a gold and silver level school numerous times. Each year we produce a high percentage of Governor's Scholars, and participants in both the Governor's School for the Arts and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. We have National Merit Semi-Finalists. Our students competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, attended the Gatton Academy and the Craft Academy, served as student interns at the Brown Cancer Center, and three of our students earned over $1 million in scholarships each! Brown School students consistently win state and national level writing and visual art contests, and earn distinguished ratings for their musical performances. Athletically, we bring home trophies and titles in several sports and have student athletes each year go on to compete at the collegiate level. However, our greatest strength lies in the Brown School's unique culture and size, which make it possible for students to feel welcomed and valued as members of the school family.
We embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents, and committed students come together to make the J. Graham Brown School a wonderful and unique place. I'm looking forward to working with all Brown School family members as we advance through an academically successful school year.
Very truly yours,
Advisory Board Meeting Dates
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