From being a “superlifer” of Haverford’s Class of 2015 to having an affinity for the art of storytelling, Mr. Louie Brown returns to his alma mater with a passionate backstory that he hopes will give the students in his history and English classes the best experience possible.
Mr. Brown has worked with students for most of his career, whether that be in the classroom or at summer camp.
After attending Haverford since pre-kindergarten, Mr. Brown returns to campus excited to emit the same amount of enthusiasm he received from his own teachers.
“By the time I reached the upper school, I made some strong relationships with my closest teachers at Haverford,” Mr. Brown said. “I had great role models who invigorated the zeal that I want to likewise translate to my students now.”
Mr. Brown worked as a teaching assistant at various schools. These schools ranged from schools in Boston to even Mr. Stambaugh’s English IV class. Not far into his time as a teaching assistant, he felt a connection to Haverford and knew his fate was teaching here.
“The most exciting thing for me is to be back in a community of young students apart of a wide variety of different skill sets,” Mr. Brown said. “When I was a student at Haverford, you can tell the community is exceptionally good at recognizing each individual student’s talents.”
Mr. Brown cannot wait to begin working with students, not only in their schoolwork, but also in helping them decide their careers and futures.
“As we grow up, we transition and live different lives in what seems like parallel universes,” Mr. Brown said. “It is rewarding to educate the youth, as they are the ones shaping the world as we know it.”
“We need to prove ourselves and to our community that we care about each other’s presence and thoughts.”Mr. Louie Brown
While he faces the challenge of teaching both history and English classes, he is passionate about the interconnectedness of both subjects.
“There is so much emotion and individuality in literature, whereas history complements the facts, data, and timelines to give a greater understanding of how life began,” Mr. Brown said.
While he may be six feet apart from his students, he acknowledges that in these times, we have to be empathetic towards one another.
“Especially during tough challenges right now,” Mr. Brown said, “we need to prove ourselves and to our community that we care about each other’s presence and thoughts.”