School Counselor, Annie Jo Gordon Community Learning Center
Peoria Public Schools
Occupation: Bianca Brown is a school counselor at Annie Jo Gordon Community Learning Center. Her work promotes the social and emotional well-being of students at the K-8 school, including how to deal with emotional, social or academic challenges. She advises students on how to prepare for career and/or college and offers individual and small-group counseling.
Community Involvement: Ms. Brown is vice president and program chairperson of Peoria’s alumni chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., a member of the Elizabeth Lindsay Davis chapter of National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and the Esther Circle, a mentoring program for girls at St. Paul Baptist Church.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology with minor in sociology, master of arts, school counseling, Bradley University
Three things she’s passionate about: Youth, mental health and education
Three favorite hobbies: Movies, traveling, excursions
Career Influence or Inspiration: She says she aspires to be a director of social-emotional learning and has been inspired or influenced by her mother Shelbry Wilson-Brown, her father Charles Brown, her great-aunt Jacqueline McKenzie and Peoria Mayor Rita Ali.
Inspirational Quote: “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.” William Ernest Henley
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