Pamela Brown began her educational journey in Philadelphia, where she was born, raised, and attended school. Brown received her Bachelors of Arts degree at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Social Work. She then returned to Pennsylvania and earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education. When she moved to Florida and began teaching in Miami-Dade County, she attended Florida International University and earned her graduate degree in Administrative Supervision.
Mrs. Brown began teaching in an elementary school in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. She continued teaching at an elementary school in Miami-Dade County and was promoted to Assistant Principal. Since 1996, she has been the Principal of Frank C. Martin K-8 Center located in Richmond Heights in Miami, Florida.
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center
Since 1996, Frank C. Martin has been through a lot of changes, courtesy of Mrs. Brown. She instituted Florida’s first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in 2000, as well as supervised the expansion of Frank C. Martin to an International K-8 Center in 2008. The school was recognized as the first International K-8 Center to house both the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. The school has received an “A” rating from the Florida Department of Education, as well as the Magnet Schools of America Excellence Award. Under Mrs. Brown, the school has raised thousands of dollars for United Way, the College Assistance Program, Unicef, Jump-rope for Hearts, and numerous disaster relief foundations.
Mrs. Brown is a published author. After her trip to Senegal, Africa, she published a poem, entitled “I Woke Up in Africa,” in the IB World Magazine in September of 2000. She also published an article in the Phi Delta Kappan, entitled “Preparing Principals for Today’s Demand,” in March of 2006.