Andrea Brown-Thirston

Former Chief Academic Officer at Chicago International Charter School

Andrea Brown-Thirston

Andrea Brown-Thirston

Former Chief Academic Officer at Chicago International Charter School

Biography

Andrea Brown-Thirston, Ph.D. - Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined CICS in September 2007 and brings experience most recently from higher education where she was an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. Dr. Brown-Thirston was also the Project Coordinator of the Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) Grant Project, whose main goal was to prepare talented teachers to work in high-need schools.

Dr. Brown-Thirston's background also enables her to consult as a Supplemental Subject Matter Expert with Cardean Learning Group, LLC, a for-profit, educational company that develops online courses for several universities across the country. Additionally, Dr. Brown-Thirston has published several articles and presented at local and national conferences, and she recently co-authored book on mentoring African American and Latina girls. As the Chief Academic Officer at CICS, Dr. Brown-Thirston is responsible for collecting data related to student achievement, reviewing and monitoring the curriculum, instructional delivery models, and professional development plans utilized across the network, as well as maintaining and developing relationships with key personnel at the campuses and EMOs.

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Chief Executive Officer at New Schools for Chicago

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Director, Community & Family Engagement at Chicago International Charter School

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Director of Talent & Culture at Chicago International Charter School

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Director of Strategic Initiatives at Chicago International Charter School

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Director of Facilities at Chicago International Charter School

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Director of Network Policy at Chicago International Charter School

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Director of Development at Chicago International Charter School

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Andrea Brown-Thirston
Former Chief Academic Officer at Chicago International Charter School
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Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is a charter school with 14 campuses in Chicago, Illinois. CICS has a student population composed of 96% ethnic minorities. Of the population, 66% are African American, 25% are Hispanic, 4% are Caucasian, 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander and 1% are multi-racial, with 86% coming from low income households.

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