Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s chief learning officer|deputy. He is the co-designer and facilitator of Learning Forward’s multi-year partnership with Fort Wayne Community Schools, as well as the Learning Leaders for Learning Schools leadership program for principals across Arizona. Prior to joining Learning Forward, Frederick served as a senior program office for the Wallace Foundation, where he guided the work of several major grantees, including the Southern Regional Education Board; the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh; and the states of Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Kansas, and New Jersey. He has been an elementary school teacher and principal as well as a middle school assistant principal. He also served as a founding member of the Mathematics and Equity Teams for Ohio’s Project Discovery, a statewide initiative to improve mathematics and science instruction. Frederick is the co-author of Becoming a Learning System.
Areas of Expertise
Build the capacity of central office leaders to transform your district into a true learning system.Learn more
Develop learning leaders for learning schools.Learn more
Professional Learning Planning
Establish and implement a systemwide vision for learning.Learn more
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Publications & Resources
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Champions of learning: District leaders build skills to boost educator practice
Fort Wayne (Indiana) Community Schools takes a proactive approach to support educators and increase student outcomes through a focus on…Read more.
The Principal Story Learning Guide
The Principal Story Learning Guide is a free web-based resource created for those who prepare and support school principals. In…Read more.
Learning Forward webinars
Join authors and leaders in the field of education for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully…Read more.
Components of a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan
Learning Forward Director of Strategy and Development Frederick Brown facilitates this discussion designed to assist school and district leaders in…Read more.
Becoming A Learning System
This book offers district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that promote continuous improvement.Read more.