In August of 1961, Harvey Brown began his teaching career at DeZavala Elementary as a fourth-grade teacher. After three years in the classroom, he became the Assistant Principal at the same campus. In 1974, he moved to the new school, Schochler Primary as a Principal. Shortly after accepting the position at Schochler, he became the Assistant Superintendent, moving him into the
where he finished his career. Administration Building
When asked about the challenges Mr. Brown has faced over the years, three things came to mind that impacted the community. Building new schools and watching the community experience growing pains was an ongoing challenge.
The second issue Mr. Brown experienced was the Ship Channel explosion and river fire in 1994. The school district had to respond to a shelter in place alert and work with the community to provide a safe environment for the students.
The third event that impacted
Channelviewwas Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Although the community was not as severely impacted as some areas in Houston, Channelview Annex was a place of refuge for surrounding areas. Mr. Brown was at the core of that effort to provide shelter and assistance.
Mr. Brown noted that the rewards of working for the district have outweighed the challenges. He feels very fortunate to be able to work in a district with such outstanding staff, students, and parents. If he had it all to do again, he would choose the same place and path.
Mr. Harvey Brown spends his free time fishing, hunting and playing with grandkids.