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Dr. Adolph Brown Gives HHSD “Real Talk”


August 30th, 2019

Hatboro-Horsham School District kicked off another school year with an inspiring opening ceremony with teachers and staff. This year’s keynote speaker was a little different, Dr. Adolph Brown gave a one of a kind presentation.

Dr. Brown is an American urban and rural school educator, author, professor, and dean. As a credentialed Master Teacher, Dr. Brown is an expert in helping teachers affect every student.

Dr. Brown shared his life story and educational journey. He referred to himself as a hurt teenager, “wannabe thug”, and pushing those away who cared. Being raised by a single parent mother in abject poverty of the inner city, he and his family struggled.

Despite all the odds, Dr. Brown became an educator. His work didn’t stop there, he went on to earn his Masters Degree in Special Education and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Brown taught the Hatboro-Horsham School District staff about unconscious bias, equality, diversity, and inclusion. While telling his own story, Dr. Brown encouraged everyone to take a look into their “backpacks”. The backpack is a symbol of everyone’s life. You never know what baggage someone is carrying. Dr. Brown stated this message to the HH staff. “So much of what we do in education is for students but today this is for you.”

Dr. Brown’s presentation was motivational, inspiring, and was “real talk”. The Hatboro-Horsham School District staff is excited to begin the new school year thanks in part to the help of Dr. Adolph Brown!





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