BROWN, Dr Maryann

Maryann BrownDegree

Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)

Master of Education

Doctor of Education

Graduation year

1985, 1997, 2006

2016 Alumna of the Year

Nomination Category

Outstanding service to the community


Since graduating, Maryann has taught across a broad range of education sectors.  Her early teaching career began with positions at Ballarat Grammar School, Methodist Ladies College and Flinders Park Secondary College, where she took on leadership positions as Literary Specialist and Professional Development.  Maryann also worked at Geelong Prep School and from 1995 to 2000 Maryann worked at the University of Ballarat as unit coordinator for the primary and secondary education courses.  In recent years, Maryann worked at Geelong College in senior leadership positions.

Maryann has a strong interest in teacher education and in 2006 completed her Doctor of Education at the University of Ballarat, investigating contemporary teaching and learning practices in teacher education. Maryann’s accomplishments in education have also contributed to rural and international commitments.  Maryann is a life member of Teachers Across Borders Inc. and since 2007 has volunteered as a teacher in Battambang, Phnom Penh and Cambodia. Furthermore, Maryann has been working with the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation, allowing her to work with young people from rural regions.  Maryann has a strong sense of social justice and has used mentorship and collaboration to empower young people.