“I have known Percy for more than 2 decades and I have watched him grow in the field of education. He is knowledgeable, passionate, energetic, and dedicated to the education of all students…Mr. Brown is eager and industrious. He is also a visionary, and I can tell you from the conversations that are happening in districts across the nation, he is exactly the kind of professional districts are looking for.”

Internationally Renowned Educator: Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings

Percy Brown, Jr. has a proven track record of effectively working with and supporting school districts, municipalities, law enforcement agencies, service-based industries as well as private corporations. Percy deeply understands the challenges schools, service based industries, and communities face. He is committed to listening, learning, collaborating and working alongside organizations to customize an experience that will result in sustainable change.

Keynote Addresses / Motivational Speaking

Dynamic, action-oriented and designed to address your identified audience with a customized message to suit your purpose and outcomes.

PAST ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Middleton High School Commencement Address
  • Madison West High School Commencement Address
  • Minority Student Achievement Network National Student Conference
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards Conference
  • Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services Conference
  • Wisconsin Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference
  • Waunakee Community School District Convocation Address
  • Monona Grove School District Convocation Address
  • Stoughton Area School District Convocation Address
  • UW Madison School of Social Work Confronting Racial Injustice Conference
  • Good Shepherd Church
  • Blackhawk Church
  • Black Health Matters Conference at Harvard University
  • Teachers College at Columbia University

Leadership Coaching
and Support

A tailored experience, delivered in-person or virtually, to small or large leadership teams and developed based on feedback from a needs assessment.

PAST ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Monona Grove School District
  • West Bend School District
  • Gilroy Unified School District
  • Winneconne School District
  • Verona Area School District

Workshops and Seminars

Personalized equity-focused learning sessions – breakout style, half-day or full-day – to deepen collective awareness and commitment to taking action.

PAST ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Conference
  • WIDA Consortium National Conference
  • National Alliance of Black Schools Educators (NABSE) National Conference
  • Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) National School Board Workshop
  • Dane County Sheriff’s Department
  • Orion Mental Health Services
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • North Central Office in Wisconsin
  • Baraboo Acts Coalition
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Dane County Equity Consortium
  • Oregon School District
  • West Bend School District
  • Oconomowoc School District
  • River Valley School District
  • Waunakee Community School District
  • Marshfield School District
  • Lamoille North Supervisory Union School District
  • Gilroy Unified School District
  • McFarland School District
  • Wausau School District
  • Menasha School District

 ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

MORE PROGRAMMING FROM PERCY BROWN, JR.

Shifting Mindsets: Teaching and Learning from the Inside Out

Designed for educators and community members who want to address educational disparities, historical underpinnings of race (national, state, and local), implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotype threats towards students in public education.

Power of Words: A Schools-Based Approach to Addressing Hate Speech

Hate speech and other forms of derogatory language is on the rise in schools. Does your school district have a response? This two-day experience involves student focus groups, staff professional development, and a school-wide assembly about hate speech in their school.

Black Excellence Lecture Series:  Counter Narrative Perspectives

A 4-week course that helps participants develop an understanding of the role and contributions Black people have provided to the growth and development of civilization and in  the United States while providing a deeper analysis of Black Americans and history.

Equity Audit and School Continuous Improvement

An equity audit is a systemic examination of data using a root cause analysis to understand where gaps in access and challenges to educational equity exist.

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