WHITAKER BROWN is a senior consultant with Public Impact, focusing on assisting districts and schools in implementing Opportunity Culture models, which extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. Before joining Public Impact, he spent four years as a middle school science teacher in Charlotte–Mecklenburg Schools—two as a Teach For America corps member—and served in an Opportunity Culture role during his final year. During his time in the classroom, Brown was named a Project L.I.F.T. “Irreplaceable Teacher,” and he coached other teachers and helped to create a system of blended learning that resulted in dramatic student growth for the science team. Brown worked with the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) project while obtaining a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he focused on teacher workforce policy and school diversity. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in politics, with a minor in Spanish, from Princeton University.
Example Projects: Mr. Brown’s recent work includes leading Opportunity Culture design and implementation involving full-year, paid teacher residencies on multi-classroom leader teams in four Texas school districts. He also supports the evaluation of the UNC system laboratory school initiative in partnership with the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC).