Sandy Run, SC (Paul Kirby) – Mrs. Teresa G. Brown has filed to run for Lexington School District Four’s Board of Trustees. This is a special election to fill the seat left by Doris Simmons when she was elected to the Town of Swansea’s Town Council.
Mrs. Brown and her husband, Derrick, reside in the Sandy Run area of Lexington County. They have three daughters, a son, and a daughter-in-law. Family time is centered around their children, grandchildren, other family members, and special friends.
Mrs. Brown was born and reared in Edgefield, South Carolina. After graduating from Strom Thurmond High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State College. Next, she earned a Master of Education in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University. She has also earned a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Administration and holds certifications from the State Department of Education in Child Development / Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, as well as Elementary Principal and Supervisor. She is currently pursuing an Education Specialist Degree.
Mrs. Brown has served as the principal of Macedonia Elementary School in Barnwell School District 19, Vance-Providence Elementary School in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three, and Sheridan Elementary School in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five. After ten years as a principal, Mrs. Brown retired in 2018.
Since retirement, Mrs. Brown has worked with the State Department of Education in the Office of School Transformation, serving as a transformation coach in priority schools. She is currently a remote adjunct professor with Grand Canyon University, serving as a Site Coordinator offering support to intern teachers and principals. Mrs. Brown is also remotely employed with Family Leadership, Inc. providing support and guidance as a Team Support Specialist/National Trainer for Parenting Partners.
Some of the highlights of her career include, but are not limited to, being recognized in the 2011 Salute to Phenomenal Women, being the Grand Marshal of the Town of Blackville’s Christmas Parade in 2010, winning the R. E. Alexander Administrator Award in 2009, being named the Best of the Best Principal People in the Sentinel News 2010, winning Barnwell School District 19’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and being recognized as Brookdale Middle School’s Teacher of the Year in 2001. She also holds multiple certifications in the field of education.
If elected to the board, Mrs. Brown said she wants to be an advocate for ALL children. She would also like to see the district do a better job of communicating their vision statement to teachers, students, parents, and the community in general.
Seeing the district show positive fiscal responsibility is very important to Mrs. Brown. She would also hope she could improve the monitoring of all students to get a reliable record of their progress and how they are doing throughout their education.
Mrs. Brown welcomes questions and comments regarding her philosophy on education and the state of District Four. You can learn more about her by calling her mobile phone at (803) 236-2025. She’s also working on a Facebook page that should be completed soon.