Hello!! Mrs. Jaquetta T. Brown is Director of Ben Hill County Preschool, where children will P.O.P. into action by being Positive Outstanding Pupils ready to learn!! It is an expression of excitement to know that persons choose to visit our website. Please peruse the various pages within the website to learn more about the educational facility. The goal at Ben Hill County Preschool is to assure student growth. Any small amount of social or academic growth from students is a JOY and AIM for the staff!!
Mrs. Jaquetta T. Brown enjoys her daily contact with children as director at Ben Hill County Preschool. As a child growing up around educators within her family, she had a strong desire to become an educator. She LOVED to play school, be the teacher, and simply "be the boss" to get everyone to learn...whether it was her dolls, her siblings, or whomever would join in the fun! Mrs. Brown has been in the educational field for 24 years, serving as a classroom teacher (6 years), school counselor (15 years), and school administrator (8 years). Five of the years, Brown served a dual role as school counselor and administrator. Brown is a native of Dublin, GA, where she was a part of the Dublin High School graduating class of 1990. After graduating from high school, she furthered her education at Georgia Southern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating from Georgia Southern, Brown began her teaching career in Tifton, GA as a SIA Teacher for grades K/1. The SIA teacher was the fun Center time teacher, in those days. During this first year of teaching, Brown began studying for her master’s degree. After her first year of teaching, she taught grades 3 and 4 within a 5-year time span. In 1999, she completed her master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling from Albany State University. In 2004, she completed her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. Time went by fast, as Brown was continuously enjoying her profession in education. Various highlights and challenges were along the way, which only allowed personal and professional growth.
Brown has served in various leadership capacities of various organizations throughout the years (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Georgia Association of Educators, and within her church & district Baptist Association to name a few). Recently, she became affiliated with the AdvancED Accreditation Review Team as an Early Learning Lead Evaluator. Her first experience on the team was a productive, professional learning experience, which she highly appreciates.
Brown enjoys singing, spending time with family, shopping, and cooking. Two favorite quotes of Mrs. Brown are one of Shirley Chisholm and another of Maya Angelou. Shirley Chisholm..."You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas." Brown’s ideas may be spontaneous, far-out and bizarre, but they are intended to try in any way possible to help spark the growth of individuals...young and old.
Maya Angelou..."My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Adding a little fun, joy, and laughter to one's day, while also being understanding to individual needs can assure learning to transpire unknowingly!
Mrs. Brown invites you to join us in fun learning experiences at Ben Hill Preschool.