Leadership Team

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Brian Reed

Principal

Mr. Reed grew up in Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana before moving to Los Angeles to attend college.  He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism and a minor in Film and Television. He earned a Master’s in Education from Loyola Marymount University. Mr. Reed earned his principal's credential from the University of California, Irvine. Before becoming principal of APB, Mr. Reed started his career in education by teaching English as a Second Language and Student Leadership at John Adams Middle School in downtown Los Angeles.  He joined the APB family in 2008 as an English and journalism teacher until 2013, when he became an assistant principal at Alain Leroy Locke College Prep Academy. Mr. Reed returned to APB as an assistant principal in 2015 before becoming principal in 2016.

In his spare time, Mr. Reed enjoys traveling with his family and friends throughout California to visit its many beautiful cities, beaches, and National Parks. He also enjoys grilling in his backyard and cheering on his beloved USC Trojans.

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Alison Brown

Assistant Principal

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Brown earned  her B.A. in Art History from Yale University. After college, she moved to Paris and launched her career in education as an assistant teacher of English as a Second Language in a public high school in Torcy, France. She then spent three years teaching History and French at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA, before earning her master’s degree in school leadership from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. After graduate school, Ms. Brown moved back to Los Angeles to help found the high school division of Sierra Canyon School in the San Fernando Valley. She spent three years there as the founding chair of the history department and another five as the school’s Dean of Students.  

In 2013, Ms. Brown acted on a long-held desire to move into urban public education and took a position as Administrator-in-Residence with Green Dot Public Schools. She has served as the Assistant Principal of Animo Pat Brown since 2014 and is passionate about bringing rigorous educational methods and a rich array of extra-curricular activities, including summer enrichment opportunities, to her students.

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Michelle Wilson

Assistant Principal

Ms. Wilson was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in the 3rd grade. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in English and Sociology with an emphasis in Planning and Human Services. She earned a Master’s in Education from Loyola Marymount University and another Master’s in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. Before becoming assistant principal of APB, Ms. Wilson started her career in education with LAUSD by teaching English and Read 180 at Gardena High School. She joined the APB family in 2012 as an English and intervention teacher until 2015, when she became an Administrator-in-Residence, serving schools within Green Dot. Ms. Wilson returned to APB as an assistant principal in 2016.

In her spare time, Ms. Wilson enjoys traveling with her family, visiting the aquarium, playing board games with her friends, and cheering for the Dodgers.

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Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School

8255 Beach Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Phone: (323) 585-3312

Principal: Brian Reed