Deborah Brown

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Associate Director

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Deborah Brown is a National Board-certified teacher who currently serves as associate director at Exploris Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Deborah holds four professional teaching licenses and manages her own YouTube channel of more than 150 instructional videos. She was a founding teacher at Research Triangle High School in Durham and was the 2017 Burroughs-Wellcome Fund North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2020

It’s Time to Dispel Charter School Myths and Celebrate All Good Schools

As public charter school teachers, we’ve heard a surprising number of myths and misunderstandings about charter schools. North Carolina offers…

By Courtney Samuelson, Deborah Brown

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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