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Deb Brown (WV '91)


At the time of the Award, Deb Brown was:

Lakewood Elementary School
Saint Albans, WV

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K

Biographical Information

Deb Austin Brown retired after teaching for 37 years in Saint Albans, West Virginia. She is the director of the Saint Albans High School Success Club which grows smart, good, and successful students who give for the common good of the community. The club works with the mayor, city council, and the chamber of commerce in cultivating character in the Saint Albans community. Deb is the author of five books about character development. She travels the country as a motivational speaker on character education, positive school climate, and success strategies. Deb may be reached through her website:

Related Connections

Milestone: Deb Brown (WV '91) Presented with 2010 Paul J. Morris Character Educator of the Year Award

Additional Information


2011 West Virginia Character Educator of the Year; Ashland Oil West Virginia Teacher of the Year; Golden Apple Teacher of the Year; Distinguished West Virginian; Saint Albans High School (WV) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame


1972 Marshall University, B.A. plus 109 graduate hours

Values/Ethics, Author of five books