A veteran educator, Misty Brown spent over a decade teaching 9-12th grade English, AP Psychology, AP Literature, AP Research, and STEM in magnet schools, including a STEM Designated school in Tennessee. In 2019, the staff of the L&N STEM Academy honored her work with a Teacher of the Year Award.
In her career, Misty has worked to expand STEM learning opportunities for economically disadvantaged communities, both urban and rural, as a Magnet Facilitator for a STEM magnet school. From 2009-2012, she worked in an urban school promoting education equity and supporting students in their college preparation. After moving to the L&N STEM Academy 2013, she attended multiple events held by TSIN and participated in programs including the Innovative Leaders Institute.
Misty holds a BA in English Literature and a MS in Secondary Education with a minor in English Education both from University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the first in her immediate family to attend and graduate from college. A child of rural, south Knoxville, her family had limited access to education experiences, as well as higher education. She hopes to help provide STEM opportunities for all children across Tennessee.
Misty loves creative hobbies like photography, journaling, and gardening. As a mom of twin boys, the family can be found enjoying camping weekends, long bike rides, and hiking.