Peek-Brown to assist with the transition to the new science standards and professional development
Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather named Deborah Peek-Brown as the new Deputy Executive Director of Science. Peek-Brown, currently serves as the Academic Outreach Specialist for the Create for STEM Institute at Michigan State University and will be joining the district in a part time capacity, primarily focusing on transition to the new Michigan Science Standards and Professional Development.
“Ms. Peek-Brown’s extensive experience and knowledge in the science field is an incredible asset to DPSCD as we continue to move toward educational excellence. She also has a great love for Detroit students, and providing equitable learning opportunities that is consistent with our current mission. We are very fortunate to have her return to the academic team for DPSCD”, said Alycia Meriweather, interim superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Deborah began her career as a science educator in Detroit Public Schools Community District where she taught, supported teachers and developed curriculum materials for 28 years. She has also worked as a research associate experienced in planning comprehensive professional development programs for multi-year science curriculum research projects as well as coordinating data collection and communication with research project participants in public, private and charter schools.
She is now a part of science K-12 curriculum development teams with expertise in project-based science, science literacy, and the use of learning technologies. She is a long standing board member of the Michigan Science Teachers Association and has presented at local, national and international education conferences including Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and International Society of Learning Sciences (ICLS).
About the Detroit Public Schools Community District
The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the new public school district for the Detroit community. It was created through the Michigan Legislature’s passage of the education reform bills in June 2016. DPSCD has replaced the former Detroit Public Schools. It will maintain all 97 schools, as well as all necessary support services including transportation, school nutrition, special education, early childhood learning and much more. In addition, DPSCD will emerge with new and innovative academic programs and support, along with facility improvements and enhanced security. Most significantly, DPSCD emerges with virtually no past debt obligations. Learn more at www.detroitk12.org.