Dr. Toni Brown
As an educator, I have held various roles that have spanned K-12 public education. My educational career started as an elementary teacher in Kindergarten and Fifth grades in ABC Unified School District where I quickly learned I wanted to do more to support students. It was this teaching experience that led me to my next stage of impact and professional growth to pursue my Master’s in School Counseling. While pursuing this coursework, I made the transition to middle school where I taught 8th grade science and math in both ABC and Tustin Unified School Districts. After completing my Master’s degree in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University, I left the classroom to become a Middle School Counselor where my passion for advocating for families and students was born. I spent five years as the Counselor at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos Unified School District supporting students with critical high school course planning and college entrance counseling.
This experience ignited my desire to become a change agent in schools and prompted me to begin the doctorate program in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California. Graduating in May of 2012, I was already in pursuit of my next professional challenge and I was fortunate to assume the role of Assistant Principal at Manhattan Beach Middle School. In this role I quickly became a part of the MBUSD family and was welcomed by the community at large. Three years later, I was given the honor of leading Pennekamp Elementary to serve as Principal. In the last year I have worked with various non-profit groups and most recently launched a blended online personalized learning platform, which included a-g courses for high school students seeking course advancement. In addition, I am currently teaching at USC in the Rossier School of Education Counseling department as adjunct faculty as well.
It is my combined experience and background in education that has led me to Larkspur-Corte Madera Schools to support children and families within the district. I feel privledged to be a part of this amazing community!