Meet Our Ombuds

Maleika Brown, GPRS Ombuds

Meet Maleika Joubert Brown, Ed.S, a dedicated and passionate educator with a remarkable 28-year career within the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Her journey in education has been a multifaceted one, marked by various roles including Teacher, Instructional Coach, Mathematics Curriculum Supervisor, Director of Professional Learning, and Director of Equity and Inclusion. 

In her present capacity as the Ombudsperson for GRPS, Maleika acts as a crucial guide and proactive alert system, dedicating herself to improving the experiences of those connected with the Grand Rapids Public Schools. In addition to being a member in good standing of the International Ombuds Association, she serves the Grand Rapids community in several other capacities. 

Maleika’s educational journey includes earning a Bachelor of Science in Education from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts in Education from Marygrove College, and an Educational Specialist degree from Grand Valley State University.