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Ken Brown

Faculty Bio

If "old" is a state of mind, then I am one of the youngest teachers at Alcoa High School. If it's counted as the number of aches and pains, I might just be a teacher with over 30 years experience (25 of which have been at Alcoa High.) But I can still perform the "Schuhplattler" dance with the best of my 16-year-old students.

German language and economics are my current teaching assignment, but I've taught all the social studies courses at some point in my career. These two courses have begun to define my career. It is a pleasure to watch students learn a new language -- often times acting like little kids at play because that's how language is best learned. And in economics, young minds are confronted with an understanding of the choices they make and how the world in which they live and work is to be navigated. Let's face it...I have the best job!!!

A quick educational bio:
-Maryville High School 1979
-THE University of Georgia 1983 (National Champs 1980), Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and split minor in German and Political Science
-University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1989, Master of Science in Education
-Tennessee Tech University, 2008, Education Specialist

Important work experience
-Publications worker, Baptist Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1983-1985
-Fulbright Exchange Assistant Teacher, Auguste-Viktoria-Schule, Flensburg Germany 1987-1988
-Jefferson County High School, Dandridge, Tennessee 1988-1994
-Alcoa High School, Alcoa, Tennessee 1994 present