(Baton Rouge, La.)- The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association posthumously honored Annie M. Brown with the Name of Fame award at its state Fall Meeting on October 23. Her daughter Veda Emerson accepted the award in her honor.
The Name of Fame award is presented to an active LRTA member who is involved in the organization.
“Thank you to the district for thinking of her for this award,” Emerson said as she accepted the award in her mother’s honor. “Her motto was ‘Not for ourselves, but for others.’”
Brown instilled this motto in her children and her career. She began her teaching career at Catahoula Parish Training School. She later taught at Lincoln Elementary School and Ruston Elementary School. After she retired, Brown taught for 10 years at Grambling State University.
Brown was also involved in many community boards and organizations. She served as Board Chair of the Humanitarian Enterprise of Lincoln Parish. Brown also served in several leadership positions with the Lincoln Parish NAACP. She was named president of the Lincoln Parish Retired Educators, a local unit of retired teachers that is associated with LRTA.
Brown graduated from the University of Denver in Colorado with a bachelor’s degree. She attended classes at Wayne State University and, ultimately, completed her master’s degree at Louisiana Tech University. Brown also completed postgraduate courses at Grambling State University and the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. For more information about LRTA, visit lrta.net.