Attached is my resume for consideration.
I believe that my knowledge, education, experience, and skill set uniquely
qualify me for this position.
I was the Education Director for
AMIKids-Polk, an alternative education program responsible for educating
children under court supervision or were placed by Polk County Schools. Many of these children qualified as special
education students. As the Education
Director my duties included conducting intake interviews with the students and
their families; creating student schedules; coordinating the standardized
student testing procedures; handling student disciples; and supervising and
training the educational staff. Under my direction, students not only remained
in school, they progressed academically. The school at AMIKids had the highest
attendance of the AMIKids schools.
My prior professional experiences
included: Social Worker with Ceridian/Military One Source where I provided
services and referrals for military service members and their families;
Staffing Master with both the Florida Department of Children and Families and
Heartland for Children, and Assistant Principal at a school within a level
While working on my doctoral
degree in education at the University of South Florida, I co-taught courses in
educational leadership and provided research assistance for professors in the
School of Education.
From November 1996 to March 2003,
I was Assistant Principal of Sabal Palm School, a school within a high-risk
(Level 8), 350-bed juvenile facility that was located in Polk City Florida. A
majority of these children were special education students. As the first generation of school
administration I readily accepted the unique opportunity to develop this new
school. My seven year tenure as Assistant Principal provided me with a wealth
of knowledge and much valued experiences as an educational leader at Sabal Palm
School. There were no major incidents at
the school and graduation exercises were held for those students who earned
I earned Master Degrees in both
Social Work (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Educational Leadership (University
of South Florida). My Doctoral Degree in
Educational Leadership was earned from the University of South Florida in May
2010. I am certified in both Educational
Leadership and Social Work in the state of Florida.
I was the supervisor of the Probation
Department of the City of Richmond, Va. where I supervised probation officers
and student interns in MSW program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the
BSW program at Virginia Union University.
I believe that my education,
along with my experiences and training as an educational administrator,
supervisor, mediator, counselor, program planner, administrator, and researcher
uniquely qualify me for this positions.
John J. Brown, Jr., M.S.W.,MEd., Ed.D.
Education DirectorAMIKids, Inc
Guided the education of children on probation and those placed by Polk County Schools.
Responsible for the educational program for students in an alternative education program.
Determined student schedules, counseled students, conducted formal and informal teacher evaluations, conducted staff meetings, organized standardized student testing, participated in management meetings and participated in Treatment Team meetings.
Provided information, referrals and services to military service members and their families.
Teaching Assistant/Graduate AssistantUniversity of South Florida
Provided research assistance for professors; co-teaching Assistant for masters level students in the USF School of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Heartland for Children - Staffing Master - Facilitated Protective Investigative Staffings that determined legal sufficiency and service interventions for children and their families.
Florida Department of Children and Families - Staffing Master - Facilitated Staffings that determined service interventions for children and their families.
Correctional Services Corporation
Assistant Principal at Sabal Palm School.
Was responsible for establishing and maintaining an educational program for 350 students in a Level 8 Maximum Secure Juvenile Facility.
Assisted the principal with supervising and evaluating faculty/staff; planned and conducted Inservice activities; developed and updated policies and ensured the school followed the JJEEP standards; ensured a clean, safe and orderly school environment; created and monitored the school schedule; provided training for staff and performed other duties as assigned by the principal.
Acting Principal - Sabal Palm School - Successfully guided the school to pass the ACA accreditation process and the State of Florida Department of Education Quality and Assurance Audit.
Under my tenure the school received the highest Quality Assurance score up to that time.
Doctor of Education - earned doctoral degreeUniversity of South Florida Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies － Tampa, Florida
Master of Education, Educational LeadershipUniversity of South Florida － Lakeland, FloridaGPA: Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyEducational Leadership Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Master of Social WorkVirginia Commonwealth University － Richmond, Virginia
Leadership CertificateEarned from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Academy for Staff Development as a result of completing the core requirements of the Management Development Program at the Virginia Academy of Staff Development.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, PsychologyJohnson C. Smith University － Charlotte, North CarolinaGPA: Cum LaudePsychology Cum Laude Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society, Conference Championship Football Team, Psychology Club, Student Government Association, President - Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Appeared in Who's Who Among College Students.
DiplomaArmstrong High School － Richmond, VirginiaStudent Government President, Captain-Football Team; Track Team
Publication - Influences of the Heart: Factors that Contributed to Two Novice and Two Experienced Teachers Remaining in the Field - co-author Dr. Susan Bennett. Dissertation - A Case Study of School Based Leaders Perspectives of High School Dropouts - April 2010. Publication - Education Around the World, 130, 1, Fall 2009. Retaining Teachers in Challenging Schools co-authored with Dr. Bobbie J. Greenlee. Presentation - Florida Education Research Association - November 2009. Influences of the Heart: Factors that Contribute to Two Novice and Two Veteran Teachers' Remaining in the Field. Presentation was made with Susan Bennett and Antoinette Kirby-Smith. Presentation - University Council for Educational Administration, October 2008. What do School Leaders Need to Know About Retaining Good Teachers in Challenging Schools. Presentation was made with Dr. Bobbie J. Greenlee.