Michelle Brown is the Interim Executive Vice President of the Programs Division at the Council for Professional Recognition. Ms. Brown began her career in early childhood as a Head Start teacher and Early Childhood Lab School Director in Toledo, Ohio. She continued her work advocating for children and families in positions at the local, state and national levels. Her work in Washington, DC, began at the Council as a participant in the National Head Start Fellowship program. She has held key positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start, National Head Start Association and ZERO TO THREE. Ms. Brown attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Community Services in 1992, and a Masters in Education in Early Childhood Special Education in 2001. She lives in Ward 8 in DC and cares for her 11-year-old niece.