Vice President of School Age Programs
Drema Brown currently serves as the vice president of the School-Age Division at the Children’s Aid Society ensuring the success of the agency’s efforts to provide high-quality educational services to children living in under-resourced neighborhoods between the ages of 5-13. Drema oversees Children’s Aid’s partnerships in 18 community schools, oversees its 4 community centers, and Wagon Road camp as well as its after-school, summer, and parent education. Since she joined Children's Aid in August 2011, Drema has overseen the successful launch of the Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School, and she will continue to support its full development as a K-5 school.
Before joining the Children’s Aid Society, she worked at New Leaders, an organization working to improve the quality of education in urban schools, where she led the design, development and delivery of a leadership curriculum for its NYC and national principal training programs. Previously, she served as principal of P.S. 230X Dr. Roland N. Patterson in the Bronx, where she launched a comprehensive plan to improve student achievement, increase math and reading proficiency, and fund library and technology upgrades. Drema holds an Ed.M. from Harvard and a B.A. from Yale and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center.