Elissa F. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Elissa F. Brown is the Director of the Binghamton University Community Schools, Regional Network. From 2012-2021, she was the director of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies in New York City and served as a distinguished lecturer and program leader in Special Education. She supported all NYC schools with professional development, research, serving on task forces, and worked with educators on ways to differentiate instruction and build systems capacity in schools.
Elissa, formerly, worked at the North Carolina Department for Public Instruction and served as the state director of Section 504, special projects, gifted education, and state department liaison for institutions of higher education. She has been a district curriculum & instruction coordinator, a high school principal, and a teacher at elementary, middle and high school levels. She has served as an adjunct professor at several universities, including Rutgers, Vanderbilt, and Duke University. She is a published author in curriculum intervention, program evaluation, and assessment for learning. She consults and presents widely. Elissa resides in Binghamton, NY.