Faculty Spotlight

 

 

Faculty Spotlight

 

DR. DAVE BROWN by Sherrie Basch Stelik (’72)

Dave Brown David graduated from MHS in 1959.  He was a track star, coached by the late Norm Lumian.  He received his B.A. at Occidental College and his Master’s and PhD in German Literature from USC.  He taught at Cal State University at Long Beach and at USC, and apparently he had not had enough of our old campus, because in 1970 after he came back to MHS to teach History and German and coach track.  He was also the Student Council Advisor from 1970 to 1974, and in 1975 and 1976 he was the Activities Director.  He left MHS in 1976 to become Principal of La Cañada High, and then served as the Superintendent of Schools in San Marino, Irvine, and Napa Valley.  Dr. Brown now lives in Napa but commutes to Burlingame where for the last five years he has been Executive Director of WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  With this position has come “loads of opportunity for travel.”  He has been to the Pacific Islands, the Far East, South Africa, and Australia.  David travels to the Philippines often and has taken that opportunity to visit Coach Ron Jacobs.  When not traveling, he loves to spend time with his wife of over forty years, Ilse, and their five children and thirteen grandchildren.  Dave is active in his church and would love to have more time to golf.  He attended the Mane Event in July 2008.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Morningside High Alumni Association.

 

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