Robert W. Brown

Robert (Rob) Brown was born in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Sprayberry High School.

He attended Carson-Newman College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at Carson-Newman, he was a 4-year letterman on the wrestling team and was the Southeast Regional Champion. He later earned a Master’s and a Specialist degree from Jacksonville State University before earning a Doctorate in Education from the University of Alabama.

Brown has served in public education for 21 years; jobs include teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, central office administrator, and superintendent. He has presented at national conferences including the National Youth At-Risk Conference, the National Dropout Prevention Conference, and the National Alternative Education Conference. His schools have been identified as some of the best in Georgia with recognitions as a Governor’s Cup winner, a Title I High Progress winner, a Title I High Performance winner, and a “Fab 4 District” among others. Most recently, Jeff Davis Middle School was identified for top honors as a Lighthouse School by the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.

In addition to his professional role, Brown is an active community leader. While living and working in several Georgia cities, he has served as Rotary President, Kiwanis President, Hospital Board Chairman, volunteer youth coach, and serves as an active member of numerous community boards.

He and his wife Betsy, also an educator, have been married for 18 years. They have a 16-year old son named Keller.

Superintendent
Lumpkin County Schools
Dahlonega, Georgia
2016 – Present

Superintendent
Jeff Davis County Schools
Hazlehurst, Georgia
2012 – 2016

Principal
Hart County High School
Hart County School System, Hartwell, Georgia
2011-2012

Executive Director of High Schools
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
2008-2011

Principal
Alexander High School
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
2005-2008

Assist. Principal, Teacher, Coach
Alexander High School
Douglas County School System, Douglasville, Georgia
1997-2005

Teacher, Coach
Awtrey Middle School
Cobb County School System, Marietta, Georgia
1996-1997

Education

Superintendent’s Professional Development Program
Completed, 2015
Georgia School Superintendent’s Association
Lawrenceville, GA

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2011
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2004
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership
Graduated, 2001
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physical Education & Health
Graduated, 1996
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Graduated, 1996
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN

Professional Activities

2015 Presenter National Youth At-Risk Conference
2015 Presenter GAEL Winter Conference Fab 4 District
2015-16     Member National Center for Education Research & Tech.
2014-15     Member GSSA Conference Planning Committee
2012-15  Member GADOE Facility Review Committee
2011-12    Member Emmanuel College Teacher Improvement Board
2011       Presenter National Dropout Prevention Conference
2010         Presenter National Alternative Education Conference
2009-11     Board Member GADOE Alternative Ed. Advisory Board
2009-11     Board Member University of West Georgia School Counseling
2009-11     Board Member Douglas County College & Career Institute
2008-11     Board Chairman Douglas County Health Advisory Board
2006-08     President GHSA Region 5-AAAA
2006         Participant Georgia High School Redesign Focus Group

Community Activities

2015-16     Board Chairman Jeff Davis Hospital
2014-15     President Hazlehurst Rotary Club
2013-15       Board Vice-Chair Jeff Davis County Board of Health
2012-15    Member Hazlehurst Rotary Club
2012-15       Board Member Jeff Davis / Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce
2012-15      Board Member Jeff Davis Family Connection
2013-15     Member Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church
2011-12     Member Hartwell Kiwanis Club
2011-12     Member Hartwell First United Methodist Church
2007-09       President Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club
2005-11    Member Chapel Hills Kiwanis Club
2005-15     Volunteer Coach USA Wrestling
2005-11      Volunteer Coach Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department

Recognitions/Highlights

2015             Fab 4 District Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
 2015             Title I High Progress High School
2015            
Title I High Progress Middle School
2015            U.S. News & World Report Bronze Level High School
2014           Highest Middle School CCRPI First District RESA
2014             Title I High Progress High School
2014            Google Symposium Google Symposium Host School District
2006            Governor’s Cup Winner SAT Improvement