Naquan Brown

 

Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I was born in Brooklyn but I moved at the age of nine, so I actually grew up mostly in Harlem just a few blocks away from Hamilton Grange. My first language is English. 

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I'm from NYC!

Where did you go to college?

Medgar Evers College and The City College of New York 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

My favorite book in middle school was "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson 

 

What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Being that I grew up a few blocks away from Hamilton Grange, I see little parts of myself in the students knowing that we share a common experience. The fact that I have the opportunity to teach them is icing on the cake. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

When I'm not teaching I am either traveling or creating community programs for underserved children. 

What is your favorite quote?

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." - Malcolm X

"Work Hard, Get Smart. Be Good, Change the World."