Tiffanee M. Brown is an experienced Concept-Based educator and a teacher-leader in her school district. As a Dr. H. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Presenter and Trainer, she facilitates professional learning, collaborates with districts at both the regional and international levels, and serves as a thought-partner for teachers around the world. Holding National Board Certification in English language arts and a MS in Special Education, Tiffanee is an endorsed literacy and special education teacher with a deep understanding of what it takes to bring Concept-Based learning to life in the classroom.
Through her current position as an Instructional Design Consultant Teacher on the Teaching and Learning Team for Burlington-Edison School District in Burlington, Washington, Tiffanee leads the development of the district's Concept-Based Curriculum in science, social studies, and English language arts, supports K-12 learning design and literacy across the district, and she facilitates the new teacher induction program.
Dr. Lois A. Lanning's Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts (2013, Corwin) forever changed Tiffanee's perspective on teaching and learning, and set her passion for transforming literacy instruction in motion. She is thrilled to be the co-author, with Dr. Lanning, of Concept-Based Literacy Lessons: Designing Learning to Ignite Understanding and Transfer to support other teachers as they strive to engage the hearts and minds of students. Tiffanee has contributed examples and resources to several recent books published by Corwin including, Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom, 2nd Edition (Erickson, Lanning, and French, 2017), Concept-Based Inquiry in Action (Marshall and French, 2018) and
Measuring Human Return (McEachen and Kane, 2018).
Before transitioning to her current position, Tiffanee taught an inclusive English language arts class, social studies, reading interventions, service learning, leadership, and various other classes at the middle and high school levels. She is the recipient of numerous educator grants.
Tiffanee and her husband currently live in Washington with their two very active children. When she is not taking her kids to soccer tournaments, or basketball games, she enjoys reading, gardening, snow skiing, traveling, and pretty much anything else outdoors.