Elizabeth (Beth) Brown

Transformation Manager

Elizabeth (Beth) Brown is a Transformation Manager with the UChicago Network for College Success (NCS). In this role, Beth leads collaborative work with colleagues and school partners to develop adult practices and deepen school conditions that support improved student outcomes and experiences, especially for our least-served Black and Brown youth. Additionally, as Transformation Manager, Beth builds relationships and develops NCS’ partnership with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Beth is a life-long educator who is deeply committed to helping schools honor and uplift the full humanity of all students. Prior to joining NCS, she served in CPS as a teacher, assistant principal, and district office member where she supported educators and schools in deepening culturally responsive practices and operationalizing the CPS Equity Framework. Beth began her career teaching Spanish in the District of Columbia Public Schools followed by Oak Park Elementary School District 97 before transitioning to CPS.
Beth holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s in Teaching from Trinity University, Washington, DC, and a Master’s in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Beth is a “boy mom” and loves spending time playing Uno, Scrabble and other games with her two sons and her partner. She is a hot weather and sunshine enthusiast, and in her free time she’s usually binge watching Project Runway or DIY-ing an improvement project in her home