Mike Brown grew up on a dairy and pursued a variety of careers before finding his true passion; teaching mathematics. He is a fourth generation teacher. Mike knew from the first time he stepped into a math class room that’s what he wanted to do and has looked forward to spreading his love of mathematics for the past 20 years.
Mike has presented at conferences and workshops all across the state. He served on American Diploma Program Curriculum Review & Revision Committee, Task Force On The Development of Grade Level Achievement Standards, Task Force On Tennessee Mathematics Standards & Professional Development Training, Business Technology Curriculum Writing Team, State Contextual Mathematics Revision Committee, State Curriculum Mapping & Pacing Guide Project, and SITES-M Strengthening Instruction in Tennessee Elementary Schools Project, among others.
Mike has authored and co-authored training manuals for the State of Tennessee. His students have studied Jupiter, Uranus, Solar Magnetic Field Strengths, and mapped Mars using telescopes in the Deep Space Network while collaborating with students from all over the world. They compete in The Team America Rocketry Challenge, West Point Bridge Design Competitions and recently tied for first place in the nation in an on-line mathematical challenge. He has been awarded The Distinguished Educator by Austin Peay State University, a former Middle Tennessee Teacher of the Year winner, and a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching this year.