With more than 45 years of Illinois education experience, Andrea Brown, Ph.D. served as Regional Superintendent for Alexander-Johnson-Massac-Pulaski-Union Counties from 1994 to 2003. She also served at the district level working in the Cairo Unit School District, first as a special education and elementary teacher and later as superintendent. She was also a special education supervisor for Johnson, Alexander, Massac and Pulaski (JAMP) Special Education Services.
Dr. Brown began her teaching career in 1957 in Olmsted. Andrea Brown has served on a number of statewide committees, including the Illinois Finance Study on Necessarily Small Schools, the Committee for the Development of the Illinois Quality Review Process, the Southern Illinois Educational Leadership Advisory Committee, the Illinois Goals 2000 Panel and the Task Force to Streamline Illinois’ Educational Delivery System.
Dr. Brown was appointed to the State Board of Education in September 2004 and her current term will expire in January 2015. She serves as a member of the State Board’s Education Policy Planning Committee and the Finance & Audit Committee.