Principal Welcome Message

Welcome to the start of the 2017-2018 school year!

Brownsville is a very special place to my family.  My earliest Brownsville memories were of coming to help my father, Stan Dean, with his 5th grade classroom.  I knew from that moment that I would be an educator.  Unfortunately, my time with my father was cut short due to an accident.  The Brownsville staff and community rallied around my mother and sister; supporting us in so many ways.

The next fall I began Kindergarten with Mrs. Gillis in the fall of 1976.  Each year, I was reminded of the sense of family that is Brownsville.  I may have grown up without my father but I had so many adults that guided me to the person that I am today including the great Bud Hawk.

Today, I sit in the office that Bud once possessed and feel the responsibility of continuing that sense of family.  Brownsville is so much more than a building in Illahee.  Brownsville is about the people that shape it- students, staff, parents and community.  I look forward to getting to know you and reacquainting myself with this community.  

And yes, I challenge you to find me on the wall of fame!