Darlene M. Brown
Darlene Brown is a Project Director with SEDL's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program. Dr. Brown currently serves as a Senior Research Associate with the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at Florida State University (FSU). In this role, she manages and facilitates the ongoing outreach, relationship-building, communication structures, and logistical supports that are essential for the development of charter school research alliances in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. The research alliances' systemic use of evidence will inform policies and practices aimed at improving student achievement. These efforts are a collaborative partnership with SEDL and FSU and are designed to produce a variety of studies across the research continuum.
You may contact Darlene M. Brown at 800-644-8671
Dr. Brown’s research interests include charter schools, leadership, teacher preparation, and school improvement and turnaround. Her doctoral work focused on principal leadership.
- Turning Around Schools: Dr. Brown has 10 years of experience providing technical assistance and professional development to districts and schools implementing a comprehensive school reform model at the local, regional, and national levels. She has provided on-site technical assistance and professional development to more than 50 schools representing 20 districts in the states of Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
- Leadership: Dr. Brown has more than 4 years of experience overseeing the planning and delivery of technical assistance and professional development to the states served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center. She served in the role of deputy director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center for 2 years. Prior to this, she served on the national faculty for the Accelerated Schools Plus Project as Midwest regional director of the National Accelerated Schools Plus Project, assistant director of the Accelerated Schools Project, director of professional development schools, and coordinator of professional development at the University of New Orleans.
Dr. Brown joined SEDL in 2008. From 2005 to 2008, she was the director of the Capital One/University of New Orleans (UNO) Charter School Network. She has also served as a professor of professional practice in educational leadership, as a coordinator of professional development schools, and as a coordinator of professional development for charter schools during her tenure at UNO. Dr. Brown has 15 years of experience in school reform and 11 years of experience in Louisiana's public school system. Education
Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree as a speech, language, and hearing specialist in speech education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). She holds a master's degree in educational administration and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. SEDL Publications
- Constructing Foundations for Success: Implications of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report (2009)
- Jazzin’ It Up: A Medley of Notes for Creating a Culture That Supports English Language Learners (2008)
- Rapid Response: Project-based Learning (2008)
- Rapid Response: Response to Intervention Practices (2008)
- Morgan, D. (2000, Fall). Accelerated schools project. Louisiana Social Studies Journal, 17(1), 24–25.
- Two proposals accepted for presentation. California Charter Conference, Sacramento, CA. (2008, March).
- Mobile workshop on K–12 education. National League of Cities Conference, New Orleans, LA. (2007, August).
- Served as mistress of ceremony. Accelerated Schools National Conference, San Francisco, CA. (2004, January).
- Differentiated instruction in an accelerated classroom. Double session presented at the Regional Accelerated Schools Conference, Deerfield, IL. (2003, November).
- Time-on-Task in the middle school. Session presented at the Louisiana Middle School Conference. (2003, January).
- Time-on-Task in the middle school. Session presented at the National Middle School Conference. (2002, November).