Dr. Browne is an accomplished educator with more than 14 years of experience as a math teacher, principal, charter school executive and district administrator. He has worked as a teacher and a school leader in both district and charter schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware and currently works as a district administrator in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Browne was educated at the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Education, and a Doctoral Degree in Education Administration and Policy.
Most recently, Dr. Browne served as the Executive Director of both EastSide Charter School and Family Foundations Academy in Wilmington, Delaware. As Head of School from 2011 through 2014, EastSide Charter School made a tremendous academic turnaround that resulted in EastSide making AYP each year. Over this time, the school’s academic proficiency increased 30% in reading and 26% in math, the highest growth of any charter school in the state. During the same period, EastSide students exceeded the state average in meeting their individual achievement targets in Math and in Reading.
In 2015, Dr. Browne won the Ryan Award presented by the Accelerate Institute for “Exceptional leadership in closing the achievement gap in urban K-12 schools.” Prior to that he was recognized by the Delaware State Board of Education as one of five Award Winning School Leaders of the Year. Dr. Browne’s leadership transformed EastSide Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware and in April of 2014 the school hosted U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who touted EastSide as a model for school culture, staff commitment, and innovative practices.
In 2016, Dr. Browne moved his family to Colorado, where he now serves as the Executive Director of Autonomous Schools for the Aurora Public School District. In this position, Dr. Browne leads the Action Zone – the district’s first cohort of state-approved innovation schools. He also oversees all of the district’s authorized charter schools. He has become an active leader advocating for collaboration, community development, and educational reform. He participates in various educational and civic groups with the goal of ensuring academic and social access and equity for all students.Lamont Browne, Ed.D