Michael Brown, Promising Principals’ Academy Coach
Michael Brown serves as a promising principals’ academy coach at Insight Education Group.
A highly regarded Maryland educator for 18 years, Principal Michael C. Brown has distinguished himself as a transformational school leader and equity pioneer within Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS). At the time of his hire, Principal Brown was only the second African American Secondary Principal CCPS has ever had in the school district’s history. He is also the first African American Principal in the history of Winters Mill High School (WMHS). Throughout his time at Winters Mill High School, Principal Brown created the very first multicultural student lead organization, Cultural Differences Unite (CDU), to address social and academic inequality within CCPS. Also, Principal Brown created the very first Diversity Committee in school history focused on targeting and improving diversity issues within WMHS and CCPS. Another commitment to his equity work was his focus on increasing equity for 9th grade students identified as FARMS, ESOL, or having an IEP by increasing enrollment in academic level classes. This work combined has enabled Principal Brown to propel the school to a 4 out of 5-star rating on the MSDE Report Card during his 3-year tenure at WMHS in Westminster, MD.
Principal Brown is married to his wife Danielle, and is the father of his two daughters, Kennedy and Addison. He earned his B.S. degree in Communications from Shepherd University and his M.A. degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from University of Phoenix. As a Principal in CCPS, Principal Brown was recently awarded the ETM (Education That is Multicultural) Principal of the Year in 2019 for his work centered around diversity and equity with all students in the school district. Recently, Mr. Brown was named President-Elect for the MASSP (Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals) state of Maryland. This organization is committed to empowering, developing, and connecting school leaders in efforts to promote educational excellence and equity.