About Lana Brown ...

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Lana Brown is a poet and 26-year veteran in public education. She is a graduate of Alcorn State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications; a Master of Arts in Secondary English Education; and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education with a Concentration in Reading and Gifted Education. She also holds a Specialist in Education degree in Psychometry from Jackson State University.

Throughout her career, she has taught advanced placement English, journalism, math, and reading while serving as faculty sponsor of Echoes, the Natchez High School newspaper.

Brown has an extensive, 15-year background as an instructor in gifted education with the Natchez Adams School District. Providing psychometric services to the district’s gifted student population, she conducts pre-screening assessments; initiates referral processes; and directs psychological assessments. She is also the district’s Gifted Coordination Representative; sponsor of the Morgantown Junior Beta Club; and President of the Southwestern Gifted Teachers Group, where she arranges member trainings on current trends in gifted education.

In the fall of 2020, she was selected by the Mississippi Department of Education to be a member of the ELA/Literacy High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) Review Team. 

Outside of her work with the Natchez Adams School District, Brown has taught developmental English and composition courses at Alcorn State University for 8 years. She has also served as a consultant for the Alcorn Writing Project.

An advocate for student growth in her community, Brown volunteers tutorial assistance to district students of various learning backgrounds.