Head shot of a middle aged woman, wearing a black suit jacket and white top.

Brooke Brown

Job Title
Executive Director
Carson Foundation
Boston College
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
University of Colorado
Corps Region: 
Alumni Region: 
Chicago–Northwest Indiana

Brooke Brown is the Executive Director of the Carson Foundation, a family foundation focused on improving preK–12 educational opportunities in the Denver community. Brooke was previously a Spanish teacher at East High School in Denver Public Schools and at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, where she also served as a dean and coach. She also co-founded Project VOYCE (Voices of Youth Changing Education) in Denver, an organization that works to engage students in school improvement.

Brooke currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Denver Public Schools Foundation, and she is a board member and campaign chair of STRIVE Preparatory Charter Schools in DPS. She is also on the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dean’s Leadership Council and is a past board chair of Urban Peak. Brooke currently serves on the board of Teach For America Colorado. 

Brooke earned a B.A. in Spanish and political science from Boston College, an M.A. in education from Harvard University in the School Leadership Program, and a Ph.D in educational leadership and innovation from the University of Colorado, Denver. She and her husband, Bill, are both proud DPS graduates. They are the parents of two young girls and reside in Denver.