• Hello,
    My name is Mrs. Cynthia Brown.  This year will mark my 26th year as an educator.   Your child will be entering a structured learning environment where everyone is aware of what will be done in the classroom on a daily basis. The calendar, which is provided monthly, alerts students to quizzes, tests, projects, or any activity that will be performed and the grade that each task has been assigned.  The calendar is provided because I do not just teach literary skills, but I also provide organizational skills to help your child to be successful in each aspect of life.
     I am sure that many of you are wondering about my credentials.  Let me share with you a little about my educational background.
    I hold three degrees, the B.A., the M.Ed., and the M.A.  During my years as an educator, I have taught regular, honors and AP English in grades 6-12 in Virginia, Belgium, Alabama, and Georgia.  I have served as an English Department Chairperson and Writing Specialist for Virginia.  In addition, I have worked to develop curriculum in Virginia, Belgium, and Alabama.  I have worked with an author through the Virginia Department of Education  to develop curriculum for a novel.  For six years, I taught English at Hampton University, and I have worked as a tutor for the Upward Bound Program at Hampton University.  While teaching in Belgium, I served as the data analyst.  Five years ago, I completed and received certification as a Gifted instructor. 
    For my seniors, I have taken on the challenge of ensuring that your child will be prepared the first day that he or she arrives on the college campus.  We will be working with the SAT practice tests and analyzing literature in preparation for the various types of writing expected during matriculation.  Having taught on the collegiate level has afforded me the opportunity to realize which skills are necessary in order to navigate through the college experience.
    With refererence to all of my students, I have never met a child who could not learn.  I have met many children who learn differently, and my goal is to reach each student by using various strategies to implement course material.  If there is ever a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.  I check my messages in the morning, during planning, and before leaving in the evening. 
    I am excited about this school year and endeavor to make this a successful year for your child.
    Cynthia Brown
Last Modified on July 26, 2016