Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s president | CEO. Prior to joining Learning Forward, Brown served as a senior program officer 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: Align your professional learning resources when facing limited budgets

By Frederick Brown | July 1, 2012

When resources are limited and calls to trim the budget are made, how should school leaders respond? See how much of what we need is at our fingertips and how to harness it effectively in order to avoid repeating past mistakes.

Advancing the standards: Get a clue – use that data!

By Frederick Brown | March 1, 2012

Discover how using data can be like playing a board game, but one rule needs to change in order for students to win.

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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