David Brown

Principal, Ad Prima Charter School – Overbrook Campus
Ad Prima Charter School
2020 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
K - 8th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
West Philadephia
M.S. Elementary and Special Education, Holy Family University
Administrative Certification, Western Governor’s University
B.S. Political Studies, American University of Beirut
"I lead because our kids need a school that puts their development, their goals, and their achievement first. Growing up and now leading in West Philadelphia, I have seen how these students are entering a society with more change, challenges, and opportunities than any generation previously. Evolving societies and economies need evolving mission driven schools."

David has served as the principal of Ad Prima Charter School – Overbrook Campus since 2018. Under his leadership, Ad Prima Charter School – Overbrook Campus achieved a 4% increase on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and a 10% increase in Science scores. Additionally, Ad Prima Charter School achieved a 6% increase in Math PSSA scores and all 8th grade students were accepted and are attending a Philadelphia magnet high school or competitive private school.

David has been an educator since 2007. Prior to becoming a principal, David served as a teacher, special education teacher, special education coordinator, director of specialized services and assistant principal. David was a Philadelphia Teaching Fellow and Philly PLUS Fellow. David grew up in Philadelphia, PA and Kuwait City, Kuwait.