Chief Equity Officer

Lucretia Brown
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Lucretia N. Brown, Ph.D.

Chief Equity Officer

About Dr. Lucretia N. Brown

Dr. Lucretia N. Brown began in her role as the Chief Equity Officer on November 15, 2021. Dr. Brown most recently served as deputy superintendent of equity, accountability, and school improvement for Allentown School District, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In this role, Dr. Brown served as a member of the Superintendent's cabinet and was the lead strategist on issues of equity and accountability throughout the academic, operations, and finance departments. She led the district's 1:1 initiative, established the Office of School Improvement, and oversaw Title I funding.

As Chief Equity Officer for PWCS, Dr. Brown serves as a member of the executive cabinet and provides innovative leadership and management oversight to promote, champion, and sustain educational equity and an inclusive environment. This position is responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-term equity goals that support the division's mission, vision, and four-year strategic plan.

Dr. Brown leads the division's equity efforts and sustain a culture of equity and inclusion for all students to eliminate the disproportionality between students' groups within the highest and lowest achievement categories. Dr. Brown plans, organizes, and directs initiatives related to diversity, equity, and outreach; provides leadership to increase effectiveness in promoting equity and inclusion divisionwide; develops and implements the division's equity plan; and serves as the division's leader for equity goals.

Dr. Brown holds a doctorate in leadership with a concentration in education from Alvernia University, as well as a master's in urban education from Alvernia College, and a bachelor's degree in legal studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Office of the Chief Equity Officer

Dawn Kaess
Executive Administrative Assistant