Meet Principal Dr. Stacy Gaines
Dr. Gaines has spent her 25-year career dedicated to providing students in urban environments with rich educational experiences to prepare them for a competitive world. Dr. Gaines has served as the principal of Lucille M. Brown Middle School for six years. Before her time at Lucille Brown, she held school and district-level leadership positions in Petersburg, Virginia, and North Carolina. Currently, she is driven by this year's theme: reflecting. connecting. leading. Her commitment to students and teachers ensures they have authentic opportunities to reflect on their work and practice, connect with caring adults and students, and lead in their school and profession. Dr. Gaines earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida, a Master's of Education in Reading, Language, and Literacy from Georgia State University, a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Georgia, and completed a licensure program in Educational Leadership from High Point University.
Meet Assistant Principal Stephanie Douglas-Jackson
Greetings Panthers!! I am a proud administrator here at Lucille Brown Middle School. I am a wife and mother to my own three school-aged children, and that experience propels me to staunchly advocate for each student that I serve here at Brown. As a longtime educator with RPS, I am exceedingly proud to aid in the fostering of a safe and academically robust school environment. I find great pleasure in working with our students, watching them blossom from nervous, uncertain sixth graders to confident, mature eighth graders. My work here is ever-evolving, as are our amazing students!! I look forward to each new academic year, and I wish to extend myself to each of my students and their families. Please do not hesitate to reach out me, and remember...we are Panther strong!!!
Meet Assistant Principal Brianna Hodges
Dear Families and Staff of Lucille M. Brown Middle School,
I am so excited to introduce myself to you as your new Assistant Principal. I am honored to have been selected to join the Lucille M. Brown administrative team, and to be a part of Richmond Public Schools district again which is known for creating a safe and loving learning environment by empowering students to be successful! I have worked in education for the past 12 years as a math teacher and I received my administrative degree at Virginia State University. I promote that failure is not a loss, it is a learning opportunity that promotes growth. I pride myself on being an advocate of getting to know my students' personalities, learning styles and interests. I am also excited to see the success of students as we all work together to foster their growth. Not only am I excited to work with your children at Lucille M. Brown, but I look forward to working with you as well. It is my vision that we inspire, empower and lead all students and it is my mission that we do this by igniting our students' passion through authentic and captivating experiences. To achieve that vision, it takes your help and support. As we work together to ensure students' success we know that the families and the communities are truly the backbone as the old African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.”