MARK BROWN, M.ED.
Mark Brown was the founding principal of Headwaters Academy. Previous to opening the Academy Mark worked as the Director of Innovation at Somersfield Academy in Bermuda. In Mark’s eight years at
Mark is a frequent speaker at teacher professional development events, including a keynote address “Beyond the Rhetoric: What Really Works in Math Instruction” to the Bermuda Education Network. He has also presented to the International Boys’ School Coalition’s Annual Conference and recently completed a study as a member of an international research team studying the ‘Maker Movement’ in education.
Prior to joining Somersfield Academy Mark worked at a prominent Toronto independent school in Science and Physical Education. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership, is a primary education
Mark grew up in Flesherton, Ontario and spent his childhood roaming the Beaver Valley. He is an active mountain biker, Ironman triathlete, and licensed pilot. Before moving to Bermuda Mark coached in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence and is a Level III/IV certified coach. Mark utilized his coaching experience in Bermuda by coaching cyclists, including the island’s national champion, and coaching the school’s robotics teams. His robotics teams have qualified for the World Championships on two occasions and Mark currently coaches mountain biking at the World Cup level.
A GREAT BUSINESS IS MADE OF SEEKING THE BEST METHODS OF TEACHING… A MEANS SURER THAN [ANY], AND THE ONE ALWAYS FORGOTTEN, IS THE DESIRE TO LEARN. GIVE THE CHILD THIS DESIRE.