Lisa Brown is delighted to join the team as the new Principal of New Song Academy. When walking through the doors of the school for the first time, she felt the strong peace and love of the school community. Since that time, she has started each day welcoming the students and staff with a morning greeting of, “Peace and Love”. It is her vision that with the wonderful staff and community support that New Song Academy is Blue Ribbon Bound! Ms. Brown believes in the importance of nurturing students and supporting them to become change agents to improve their community and the world. Ms. Brown is a native Baltimorean who is grateful to have completed her education in City Schools and wears with great honor her badge of being an alumnae Dove from Western High School.
Ms. Brown started her career in City Schools as a middle school Language Arts teacher. She has served as a Mentor Liaison for Johns Hopkins University’s former Middle School Reading Assistance Project and an adjunct instructor for Reading at JHU’s Graduate Department of Education. She has also worked as a University Supervisor at JHU to support and coach 1st & 2nd year teachers during their classroom field placements. Increasing family engagement has been an essential part of Ms. Brown’s career and she has done extensive research and work in this area as a Parent Involvement Specialist in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and a Family & Community Engagement Specialist and Network Team Facilitator in City Schools. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in English from Morgan State University and an M.A. in Leadership in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Jennie Wiggins has been an employee at New Song Learning Center for the past 14 years. She started volunteering with New Song Academy in 1994 when her son was enrolled in the preschool program. After volunteering, she became a teachers aid then a leading preschool teacher. She is currently the Preschool Director.
Breai Mason-Campbell is a 13-year veteran at New Song Community Learning Center. She holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard, and a BA in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University. A Baltimore native, she made the decision to return to her hometown after graduate school to work for the betterment of her community through cultural transformation. African Diasporan Arts are the modality Mason-Campbell employs to broaden the perspectives of her students, their families and supporters regarding their place in society, history and the future. In her tenure at NSCLC, Mason-Campbell served as an English/Language Arts homeroom teacher for 4 years, the Director of After School Programs for 8 years, and lead dance teacher for 7 years.