Meet Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown joined the St. HOPE Family this summer as the Managing Director of Operations. Learn more about Malcolm and his journey to St. HOPE in the brief interview below.
Malcom, tell us about where you come from and what’s prepared you for your new role?
Most recently I served as the Director of Operations for Gabriella Charter School (GCS) in Los Angeles where I was responsible for all of the non-instructional parts of the organization. In my three years at GCS, we received the Gold Ribbon Award, Title I Achievement Award, and Arts Education Award, and were approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to open a second charter school. Before working at GCS, I was a coordinator, lead teacher, math teacher, and football coach with Green Dot Public Schools at Locke High School. I was part of the team that transitioned Locke High School from a large LAUSD school to smaller, autonomous schools run by Green Dot. I am a teacher first, but also received my Masters in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Business and just recently finished a School Business Official Program through the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Why did you choose to come to St HOPE?
I believe strongly in the transformational power of education. I have seen firsthand how schools can alter the trajectory of a student’s life. The vision of St. HOPE, to create one of the finest urban public school systems in America, is extremely motivating. St. HOPE is unique in this vision, and I am motivated to play a role in executing this vision.
Give us a few fun facts about you.
I am originally from New York, but I have lived in California for over twelve years. My wife and I have been married for 3 years, and a picture from our wedding was recently featured in Instyle. Our chocolate Labrador Retriever Eddie is notorious for eating random things such as socks, vacuum filters, and other items.