Ascension Parish School Board
GONZALES — Retired Ascension Parish educator Richard Brown said he would work tirelessly to make quality education a reality for all youth if elected to the parish School Board on Nov. 6.
Brown, 61, a Gonzales resident who is a native of Geismar, said in a news release that his “long history of community involvement, combined with his career in education as both a teacher and administrator, has prepared him to meet the challenges of serving as a member of the Ascension Parish School Board.”
Brown, a Democrat, is seeking to fill the remaining term for the District 3 board seat. Qualifying for the special School Board election is Aug. 15 to 17.
Longtime District 3 School Board member Ed Price left the seat in January after he was elected to the state House District 58 seat last fall.
Brown started his education career as a teacher and coach at East Ascension and St. Amant high schools. In 1985, he was named teacher of the year.
He was later made an assistant principal and also principal of St. Amant High and finished his career as acting supervisor of personnel for the School Board, Brown’s news release says.
In retirement, he has worked as a youth mentor and career coach in area schools.
“Richard Brown’s commitment to improving public education is not a slogan — it has been his career,” the news release says.
He has also been involved with civic groups, including the Ascension Council on Aging, Ascension Parish Fair Association and the parish NAACP, the news release says.
Brown has a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s in education supervision. He is married to Beverly Moses Brown and they have a son, Terrance Brown.