Janice M. Brown, Ed.D., Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Promise


We are pleased to announce a Niagara Forum with Janice M. Brown, Ed.D., she will be talking about “The Kalamazoo Promise: A Framework for Transforming Your Community”.

Janice M. Brown is currently the Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Promise. She was Superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools from July 2000 to August 2007, and prior to that served as Executive Director of Instruction. In addition, she has over 40 years of experience working at all levels of public education. She has been a teacher, consultant, visiting professor, State administrator, principal and central office administrator.

Brown has made State and national presentations for many professional groups, most recently on the economic/educational value of The Kalamazoo Promise. She was named Michigan Superintendent of the Year for her region and received the national Athena Award, the Women of Achievement and the Glass Ceiling Award given to women who have shown outstanding leadership. Her most recent honor was the Crystal Apple Award from MichiganState University. Brown provides leadership at all levels of the community for improved learning for all students and engagement/support from the total community.

One capstone of her tenure as superintendent for Kalamazoo Public Schools was the preparation and announcement of The Kalamazoo Promise. Brown continues to be the spokesperson for the Kalamazoo Promise as one of its founders and works closely with Kalamazoo Public Schools and many organizations in the greater Kalamazoo region. Brown has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Katie Couric Show, ABC, The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America and most recently on behalf of The Kalamazoo Promise in the New York Times.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
11:30 am – 12:40 pm

Balkan American Community Center
1451 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48084

*Lunch will be served
*Free event

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