Brandon L. Brown

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Nashville, Tennessee

Brandon L. Brown Jr., commonly known as Brandon Brown-Springer, is a 19-year-old native of Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently enrolled as a second-semester freshman at American Baptist College, a HBCU located in East Nashville, majoring in entrepreneurial leadership. He plans to open his own school of the arts for students with behavior challenges similar to those that he overcame.

Brandon currently serves as a ministry leader at The Church at Mt. Carmel, which has played a vital part in ensuring his success as an adult. He also mentors young people of all ages and backgrounds, which he finds to be his call in life. Brandon’s motto for life is: “to help the world see every disability as a possibility to make a difference!”

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Posted Oct. 4, 2021

The System Failed Me

I was always a good student — I did very well academically. Every nine weeks, we had these standardized tests…

By Brandon L. Brown Jr.

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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