Dr. Philip Brown started on June 1, 2022 as the Superintendent of the Jackson County School System. Dr. Brown has served in a variety of roles in four different districts including as a middle school mathematics and science teacher, varsity head basketball and baseball coach, middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and superintendent.
Before entering into his new role in Jackson County, Dr. Brown served as the principal of North Oconee High School for 11 years. While at North Oconee, the school has become regarded as one of the top high schools in Georgia, including being named as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. With a 98.9% graduation rate and A-rating from the Georgia Department of Education, North Oconee High School's overall performance is higher than 99% of schools in the state, and the students' academic growth is higher than 99% of schools in the state. On numerous occasions by different publications, NOHS was named the top traditional high school in Georgia.
Dr. Brown has been published in numerous books and journals including Principal Leadership, Principal Matters, Gifted Child Today, AMLE Magazine, Middle School Journal, Middle Ground, and Techniques. Along with his publications, Dr. Brown has presented at over 50 educational conferences across the country.
In 2022, Dr. Brown was awarded the prestigious Jim Puckett Outstanding Education Award by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. In 2013, Dr. Brown was named an Emerging Leader in the field of education by Phi Delta Kappa International, and Valdosta State University named him as the Graduate of the Last Decade in 2010. Dr. Brown and his wife, Katherine, have four children, Landon, Owen, Lincoln and Annabelle.
Degrees and Certifications:
Doctor of Philosophy — Middle Grades Education, The University of Georgia
Education Specialist Degree — Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University
Master of Education — Instructional Technology, Valdosta State University
Bachelor of Science — Middle Grades Education, Valdosta State University
Superintendent's Professional Development Program — Georgia School Boards Association
District Office Professional Development Program — Georgia School Boards Association