Karen Brown is the principal at McLean Sixth Grade. This is her third year as principal at this campus and prior to this she has had experience as an assistant principal at both elementary and secondary campuses for over 10 years in FWISD. She loves being a principal at McLean Sixth.
"I just love the kids!" Brown said. "I love talking to them and helping them learn."
Brown earned a scholarship to Miami Dade Community College after graduating in the top 10% of her high school class. She earned an associate's degree at MDCC and then attended Salisbury State University earning a bachelor's degree. Brown attended Texas Christian University and earned a master's degree. She is currently working toward earning a doctorate degree from Tarleton State University and plans to finish in December 2019.
Mrs. Brown`s is certified to teach grades 1-8 in any subject. She also has a principal and superintendent certification. Brown knew she wanted to be a teacher her whole life, but she was really inspired to be a teacher in fourth grade.
“Being principal is absolutely the hardest job I`ve ever done in my life. Not enough hours in a day to do all the things I want to do with staff and students," Brown said. "I have a huge responsibility to the teachers, the students, and the parents, and they deserve my best.”
In her spare time, Brown loves being a mom to her her three children, and she can often be spotted at one of her kids' activities. She enjoys, being outside and walking her dog. Her favorite color is pink, and she loves snacking on chips and salsa. She enjoys eating at Uncle Julio's and watching college football. She enjoys family vacations to the mountains to ski and relaxing on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
One of Brown's favorite quotes is by Dr. Seuss: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
By Ava Dyer