Meet WBMS Principal Charleston Brown on 6/2

Greetings Willie Brown Community!


WBMS Principal Charleston BrownIt gives me great pleasure to formally introduce myself to the Willie Brown Community as your new school leader. Before I share my professional experience and some goals for the school 2017-2018 school year. I would like share with you some background information about myself. I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles (Go Dodgers) and was the first male in my family to attend and graduate from college. I am a huge sports fan and was a student athlete from elementary school to college. I have been married to my beautiful wife for four years and we have a handsome 2-year-old toddler.  


I am proud, honored and extremely excited to join the Willie Brown Jr. Middle School team as the new principal for the 2017-2018 school year! My journey in education started nine years ago in Mississippi at Alcorn State University where I earned a master’s degree in counseling, while serving as an Americorps member providing service to elementary and middle school students. After completing my degree I returned to my home state of California to continue my work in education at a charter high school located in San Francisco, in the capacity of head counselor and dean of students for five years. After a successful tenure as head counselor and dean of students I re-enrolled in school at Cal State East Bay to earn an administrative credential and degree in school leadership.  During the 2016-1017 school year I served as the principal of San Francisco Flex Academy and for the current school year I served in the capacity of assistant principal at Willie Brown Jr. Middle School.


As the school leader I will utilize my previous experience as a counselor, dean, assistant principal and principal to build upon the great work that Principal Kappenhagen has started at Willie Brown Middle School. As the principal of Willie Brown Middle School, I am eager to develop and sustain strong relationships with the Bayview/Hunters Point community, community organizations and sponsors through collaborative efforts to provide Willie Brown students with a meaningful middle school experience. A middle school experience that will develop students 21st century skills while empowering them to take agency over their education and solve real world problems with the skills learned from the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) department.


As the school principal, I am most excited about enthusiastically and tirelessly working with the Willie Brown staff, families, and all stakeholders to achieve the following:


1.     Create a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment

2.     Continue to foster students growth social-emotional and academically through project based learning

3.      Engage parents and community partners through education,

communication, and collaboration to promote student success


We are the Willie Brown Warriors and warrior pride is what I will promote daily through the school's core values Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, and Growth Mindset while your students make gains towards greatness at Willie Brown Middle School!


I would like to invite you to meet the 2017-2018 Willie Brown Middle school administration team on Friday, June 2, from 1-2 p.m.


Refreshments will be served!




Charleston Brown, Principal at Willie Brown Jr. Middle School

Posted by: Maricella Miranda Published:5/30/17
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