21 December 2018
Is there a doctor in the house?
At De La Salle, there certainly is!
On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of our school, we would like to congratulate our principal, Dr. Diane Brown, Ed.D., who has earned her Doctorate in Educational Administration for Teaching and Learning from Lewis University in Romeoville.
By achieving her Doctorate of Education, Dr. Brown will participate in Lewis’ graduation ceremony in May, 2019.
“This was a personal educational goal of mine,” Dr. Brown said. “This is something that is very significant for me.
“My father wanted one of his kids to get a college degree and he told me in my senior year of high school that I was going to college.”
Dr. Brown has been at De La Salle since 1987 and has served the Institute in a variety of capacities.
Highlights of her time at ‘D’ include serving as the Associate Principal for Academics at our Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women from 2002-2005, before ascending to the role as Principal of that campus until 2015.
Dr. Brown was named De La Salle’s principal on July 1, 2016.
Dr. Brown’s doctoral dissertation was written about Catholic elementary school principals in large, Midwestern dioceses and how they associate issues of power amidst shifting governance structures.
“Earning a Doctorate of Education was a personal goal of mine,” Dr. Brown said. “(Former De La Salle president) Br. Michael Quirk, FSC and (former Lewis University president) Br. James Gaffney, FSC played a role in my applying to this program.
“I could never say ‘No’ to the (Christian) Brothers, so I applied to this program.
“It makes me feel very good that I was able to accomplish this.”
Congratulations, Dr. Brown! Everyone at De La Salle is very proud of you!