Patrick Brown

Executive Director

Patrick Brown serves as the Executive Director of the Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education (MACAE) Association, the leading professional organization in the state of Michigan for individuals working in these fields. In this role he leads the professional development resources, advocacy initiatives and networking of the association. Patrick has held various positions in the education and nonprofit sectors including serving in Adult Basic Education at the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit. He served at the Okemos ESL Program as the Program Specialist for two years. He most recently worked as a high school AP Language and Composition and English IV instructor at Fr. Gabriel Richard High School. Prior to becoming Director, Patrick served as MACAE’s Communications and Outreach Coordinator helping to build partnerships and increase the association’s membership while working through a partnership with Michigan’s Children as an Outreach Associate for Youth and Adult Populations. He serves as a member of COABE, and the Michigan ESL Professional Advisory Committee. His leadership philosophy is one of building transitions, increasing empathy and implementing innovative strategies.

  • Company Michigan Adult, Community, and Alternative Education Association (MACAE)


Day 2
September 21, 2023
3:45 pm

Opportunities in Adult Education Across Michigan [Leadership Development/Other]

21 September
Time:  3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Michigan G/H

Adult Education in Michigan has seen a significant investment in the state budget and program enhancements. Learn about these important updates if your district is a current provider. We will also share information on the upcoming Spring 2024 RFP for new adult education providers and programming. Learn how adult education can be a powerful asset in your local community.

Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Central Office /Urban School Districts /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion /Teaching & Learning Leadership Development/Other.

Takeaways: Participants will gain a great understanding adult education investment in Michigan. Participants will explore how programs across Michigan are utilizing resources, funding and staffing to ensure quality adult education programming. Participants will gain an understanding of what steps they can take to learn more in preparation for the Spring 2024 open RFP for adult education services.

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