Joyce V. Brown
Leadership in creating a college-going culture
Joyce V. Brown, a senior consultant for strategic innovation in the Office of College and Career Preparation for Chicago Public Schools, is a passionate, innovative national leader, consultant and charismatic speaker with 39 years of professional experience in the area of school counseling.
Brown is the former district director of secondary school counseling for Chicago Public Schools, where she also served as a teacher, counselor, AVID coordinator and guidance department chair.
As district leader, Brown
directed 400 high school counselors in the realignment of their practice to the American School Counselor Association
model, resulting in 11 schools winning Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) awards.
developed and implemented Freshman Connection, a Chicago Public School
(CPS) four-week summer transition program for 31,500 eighth grade students, including the 12 Touch Program of which she
is the author.
She served on the College Board's Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education and Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century, as well as the NACAC Commission on the Use of Standardized Tests in Undergraduate Admission.
Brown was a featured counselor in the College Board Review Journal article, "High School Counselors: Achievement, Struggles and Dreams" and a featured panelist on ABC television Stop the Violence series.
is receiving the NOSCA award for her
demonstrated advocacy for school counseling in national-, state- and district-level venues and her
leadership in providing citywide strategic planning and professional development to create school counseling programs centered on the use of data to impact student achievement.
leadership, in 2005 CPS
was recognized as the outstanding counseling program in the state of Illinois by the Illinois School Counselor Association