Director of Counseling Services
Birmingham-Southern College, B.A.
Vanderbilt University, M.Ed. Human Development
Year of Employment: 2005
Mike Brown is Director of Counseling Services at Pope John Paul II High School. Mr. Brown was previously Director of College Counseling at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. He has extensive experience working with young people having also served as a school counselor in the Cheatham County School System, as a counselor with the Alcohol and Drug Council’s “Youth, Alive and Free” program. He began his counseling career at the Oasis Shelter in Nashville. He began his teaching career as a History Teacher and Dormitory Parent at The Woodhall School in Bethlehem, Connecticut. Mr. Brown holds a B.A. in History from Birmingham-Southern College and a M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling, the American School Counseling Association, and the Tennessee School Counseling Association. He has served as co-chair for the Tennessee State Initiatives for College Access, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Human and Organizational Development. Mr. Brown is resident of the Hendersonville area with his wife Karen and their four children, Whit (a JPII ’07 alum), McCain (JPII class of 2018), Mary-Hunter and Carlisle. They have a cat (Wasabi) and a Great Dane (Baxter). They attend Our Lady of the Lake Parish.