Brown wins outstanding support employee of the year

Allison B. Hudson

1. When did you find out about this accomplishment? 

The Outstanding Support Employee of the Year was determined by faculty/staff voting in early March.  The Ascension Parish Middle Schools Support Employee of the Year was announced on Tuesday, April 20 at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting that was held at East Ascension High School in Gonzales.

2. How is this determined, who votes?

The faculty/staff at Lowery Intermediate School vote to determine the Outstanding School Support Employee at the school and the Ascension Parish Middle School Support Employee of the Year is determined by Ascension Parish retired teachers.

3. How do you feel about winning this award?

I’m very appreciative of this award.  It’s heartwarming to know that the people you work with and for each day recognize your dedication and commitment to the job.    

4. What advice can you offer for someone trying to follow in your footsteps?

Learn all you can about the job you are doing - Be accepting of change  - and you MUST love your job in order to be the best at what you do. 

5. In several sentences explain how and why you decided this profession?

I had never given much thought to applying for a position in the school system, however, I was in the process of closing an insurance business that was not doing very well and I happened to hear a conversation about a position opening at the school.  I guess I was in the right place at the right time because I applied for the position and I was hired. I enjoyed working with educators and children so much that I decided to stay in the school system instead of returning to insurance.  I started out as a Library Clerk then a “B” Secretary and then an “A” Secretary.  I have held this position for 12 years.

What is the greatest thing about your job?

First, my boss – Ms. Monica Hills, she is wonderful, and I have learned so much from her. We have the best working relationship and over the years we have become very good friends. Second, the people I work for and with each day.  They are the best, I could not ask for a better group of individuals to interact with each day.  I consider all of them family.

Kim Brown’s background:

Education:

I was educated in the public schools in Ascension Parish.  I also attended LSU for one year.

Family:

Married to Clem R. Brown, III - we have three children, Jarrad, Clem IV, and Jordynn

Interests and hobbies:

I enjoy decorating and traveling.  Most of my time is spent with my daughter Jordynn, playing sports and traveling.

What others had to say about Brown?

 I am so excited that Kim Brown received Support Personnel for Ascension Parish.  When I first arrived here at Lowery Intermediate several years ago, Kim was so eager to make my transition easy.  She has always kept such a positive attitude and is so helpful-always greets people and has a smile on her face.  I know that Kim cares about this community and our school and she supports the work of others around her.  She is willing to do whatever you ask of her.  I am excited that Ascension Parish has recognized her work and efforts here at Lowery Intermediate School. 

Laura Roussel,

Master Teacher

Ms. Kim Brown has a true dedication to the children of Lowery and the community of Donaldsonville. The students at Lowery know that she has their best interest at heart every day as they enter the doors for school.

Monica Hills

Principal

Lowery Intermediate School