Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s chief learning officer/deputy, where he leads the association’s business services and membership teams as well as overseeing program content for the Learning Forward Academy and conferences and institutes. Prior to joining Learning Forward, Brown served as a senior program office for the New York City based Wallace Foundation where he guided the work of several major grantees, including the Southern Regional Education Board; the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh; and the states of Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Kansas, and New Jersey.

Before joining The Wallace Foundation, Brown was director of the Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago (LAUNCH), an organization whose mission was to identify, train, and support principals for the Chicago Public Schools. In 2005, LAUNCH was highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education as an Innovative Pathway to the Principalship.

Brown’s expertise is grounded in real-world experience. He has been an elementary school teacher and principal as well as a middle school assistant principal. He also served as a founding member of the Mathematics and Equity Teams for Ohio’s Project Discovery, a statewide initiative to improve mathematics and science instruction.

Over the past 15 years, Brown has been a leader in designing and facilitating cutting-edge learning experiences for school and district administrators on topics such as cultural competence, leadership, and professional learning communities.

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Advancing the standards: Articulate a clear vision for beliefs and practices

By Frederick Brown | January 1, 2012

See how teachable points of view, which are defined as articulations of beliefs and principles related to one’s practice, demonstrate alignment with the Leadership standard when they are shared within and beyond schools.

Advancing the standards: Poof! Everyone’s effective!

By Frederick Brown | October 1, 2011

Read how the newly released Standards for Professional Learning outline a reality-based relationship between professional learning, effective practice, and student results.

School leadership: Use professional learning to protect children from bullying

By Frederick Brown | July 1, 2011

Leaders have a responsibility to develop their own capacity to build successful learning environments free from hatred.

School leadership: Principals play critical role with participation

By Frederick Brown | March 1, 2011

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School leadership: Effective instructional leadership puts research into practice

By Frederick Brown | January 1, 2011

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School leadership: Just how forward thinking are you?

By Frederick Brown | September 1, 2010

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