Charles Brown is thrilled to be returning to Indian Mountain as the Director of Faculty after a five-year hiatus. During his first stint at IMS Charles served as an English teacher, three-sport coach, dorm parent in Upper Doolittle and Stockton, and the Associate Director of Admissions. After leaving IMS in 2008, Charles taught middle school English and history and was Director of the Men’s Mentoring Program at The Children’s Storefront in Harlem, NY. The Storefront is a tuition-free, independent school serving low-income families for Harlem and the Bronx. He remains active with the school by coordinating an annual camping trip for the mentoring program.
Most recently Charles served as the Associate Director of Admission at Westtown School in West Chester, PA. In addition to his duties in the Admissions office Charles was an advisor and middle school basketball and lacrosse coach. Charles was recently accepted into the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He will start work on his Masters in Private School Leadership in the summer of 2014.
Charles Brown’s role as Director of Faculty will be to work directly with me to support our faculty in reaching their potential in the classroom as well as all other areas of school life. Serving as a liaison between faculty and administration will help both campuses function more effectively. In all my years at Indian Mountain School, I cannot remember a colleague who was more passionate or dedicated to the school than Charles. I am confident that his positive spirit will be contagious.
When I asked Charles to reflect on his return to our campus in a new role, he responded enthusiastically, “What excites me most about returning to IMS is the opportunity to give back to a school that played such a critical role in shaping me as a young educator. Being able to serve as a mentor to faculty enables me to further strengthen what is already a wonderful community of educators and learners. I am confident that the exchange of ideas will directly benefit the growth and development of the student body, which is why we are all here!”