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Welcome Kristen Brown, CISD’s New Director of Advanced Academics and CTE

September 13, 2012

Kristen Brown
CISD Director of Advanced Academics and CTE

We recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Tabitha Branum (CISD Director of Strategic Initiatives) and Kristen Brown (CISD’s new Director of Advanced Academics and CTE).  We’re excited to welcome Kristen to this new role and are excited about her helping us to further enhance our GT program.

Both Branum and Brown assured us that the district is dedicated to creating the absolute best program for the gifted learner.  They want our program to be an example for other districts and will strive to ensure that they do what’s right for our gifted students and all students.  “Every learner’s needs should be met in an individualized customized way,” said Branum.  They’ll work with educators, parents, an the community to continue to improve the program.

In addition to Brown’s professional desires to see the district be the best, she has a personal interest.  She and her husband Benton live in Coppell with their two and half year old son Parker who will eventually attend CISD schools.

Brown began her teaching career in Ft. Worth ISD and in 2005 joined CISD as an 8th grade science teacher at CMS East. While serving as the Cowboy Scholar Institute (CSI) team leader at Coppell High School, she taught Biology and Chemistry. In 2008, Brown played an integral role in developing and opening New Tech High @ Coppell, serving as a science facilitator and Assistant Director. For the past two years, Kristen has been a PBL coach for CISD and has worked at all three levels, elementary, middle and high school. She also is a senior consultant and trainer for “Engage! Learning” working with several districts throughout Texas as a PBL trainer and coach. Brown has a BA and Master’s Degree from TCU and a second Master’s in Administration from TWU.

Please help us in welcoming Kristen Brown back to CISD.  We look forward to working closely with her and Tabitha Branum to continue to improve our wonderful GT program.

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