"All aspiring teachers should have the experience of teaching in a culturally diverse setting," says Jacqulyn Brown, principal of Mitchell Elementary School in Charleston. Mrs. Brown believes that her strength lies in her ability to "identify the needs of the children we serve, and to find as many programs as possible to meet those needs." To this end, she has implemented several initiatives at her school including computer-assisted instruction, a mentoring program and literature-based thematic units. In 1991, under Mrs. Brown's direction, Mitchell Elementary School became Charleston County's training site for "reading recovery," an early intervention program for children at-risk of failure in reading. In addition, Mrs. Brown has established a full-day kindergarten program in which children are taught by a team of teachers who regularly attend in-service programs and workshops with specialists in alternative learning methods.
1971 Alma College, B.A.