Dan Brown is the Director of National Engagement for Jefferson Education Exchange (JEX).
Prior to joining JEX, he led Educators Rising, a national organization that supports community-based efforts to build “Grow Your Own” teacher workforce pipelines. He served as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow in the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, and taught for 8 years in New York City and Washington, D.C., earning National Board Certification and mentoring student teachers from George Washington University. Dan has also served as an education consultant, with clients including the Council of Chief State School Officers, American Institutes for Research, and the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board.
Dan is the author of the memoir The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle and co-author of Start Here to Become a Teacher, a guidebook for aspiring educators. His writing has appeared in Educational Leadership, Education Week, and CNN.com, among other publications. Mashable has named him one of “10 Rockstar Teachers on Twitter.”
Dan currently serves on the National Board of Directors for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and on the Educator Micro-credential Advisory Board for Digital Promise. He holds degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two children.