Hello! My name is Alicia Brown and I am blessed to be the Principal at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. I graduated Summa cum Laude from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in 1992 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. A few years later in my career, I completed my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. I have been married for 30 years to my wonderful husband, Bill. We have one, sweet, (HUGE,) orange tabby cat named "Little." I enjoy college football, NASCAR, reading, puzzles, boardgames, and all types of music. My family loves to go to Escape Rooms and participate in live trivia events.
I have been a part of the wonderful SBA/SFA faculty and staff since 1994. I LOVE TEACHING and never dreamed of doing anything else. However, unbeknownst to me, it seems that God had different plans in mind. So, after having taught math, social studies, language arts, and religion for 14 years in both the 5th and 6th grades, I was tapped by the principal to step into the new role as the Director of Student Affairs for the middle school and was asked to act as an advocate for the students and a liaison for our teachers and our families. This new role challenged me to see the school from outside of the classroom and helped me develop new skills and relationships with many more of our SFA families. After several years as the Director of Student Affairs, I took on a new position as the Assistant Principal for St. Francis for the next four years. As Assistant Principal, I loved getting to work more in developing new teachers and strengthening our curriculum while still encouraging our students to give their best and maintaining strong relationships with our families Then this past May, I was honored to accept the position of Principal at the most amazing school in town, the school that I have loved and have called home for the past 25 years. As Principal, I still believe that it is my mission, in partnership with parents and our faculty, to help mold our students into the young men and women that God has planned for them to be. I am especially grateful to be able to work with the very best teachers to accomplish this goal each and every day.
I believe that all people have gifts and talents given to them by God and we, as educators, have been entrusted to help each and every one of our students find these gifts and talents and teach them to use them to change the world. Inspired by the words of our Parton, Saint Francis of Assisi, it is my hope that through my example that I may "Preach to Gospel at all times, and when necessary... Use Words."
Welcome to our St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Family. Go Timberwolves!