Dr. Patricia Brown is an outstanding educator who has amassed an impressive 43-year career in the field of Educational Leadership and Administration. She has the distinction of being a trailblazer in many areas of her life. In 2005, she founded Lewis Academy of Excellence, the first charter school in Clayton County Georgia. Her school began with 254 students and grew to 635 students within five years. From its inception, the school developed a sound academic reputation whose standardized test scores met and exceeded state standards. One of her proudest moments was in August 2007. With the favor of God, she purchased the former Woodward Academy Campus at a cost of 3.5 million dollars. This school campus sat on a beautiful 28-acre site consisting of five buildings, two playgrounds, twenty classrooms, a football field, offices, a gymnasium, gazebo and equestrian trail. What a miracle!
Dr. Patricia Brown accepted Christ at the tender age of twelve, and has served in numerous capacities of her church as a Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Pastor’s Aid President, State Mission’s President, Hospitality President, Women’s Day Chair, Dean of State Bible Bowl, Workshop Instructor for AIM, and member of Special Projects Committee for the International Women’s Convention (COGIC).
In 1983, Patricia went on a mission trip to Haiti. She was so inspired that her life was forever changed. She became adjutant to Mother Mary Gullick, the supervisor of Haiti, and continued to return to Haiti annually to serve the needy children there. She is responsible for providing thousand of pounds of food and needed supplies to the COGIC orphanage in Haiti. For her philanthropy work, she received the Bishop J.O. Patterson Award from her national church.
Dr. Brown has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Ph. D Degree in Educational Administration. Additionally, she has received over 60 awards and honors for her dedicated service to her church and community. A few of these include: The C.H. Mason Scholarship, Outstanding Woman of America, the National Sojourner Truth Award, and many more too numerous to name. “To God Be the Glory for the Things He Has Done.