Limestone Welcomes Brown


Limestone Community High School has hired Keith Brown as principal.  Brown comes to Limestone from Illini Bluffs with 17 years of educational experience ranging from middle school to high school history teacher and coach, ending as district principal.

Brown chose Limestone because he liked what he had heard and seen about it.  He believes Limestone has a reputation of teamwork and likes how the school acts together as a community within the school and impacts the local community as a whole. “People love it here and really do have a sense of looking out for one another and a sense of family,” said Brown who also senses the pride of being a Rocket.   Brown also notes how the faculty cares for students and the wide variety of programs Limestone offers.

Coming from a unit district of approximately 260 students, Brown is on a bit of a learning curve as that is the approximate size of the freshman class at Limestone.  Relationships are important to Brown, and he is looking forward to getting to know the students and staff.  To get to know the staff, he has set up individual meetings with each person.  Brown said, “I think keeping a simple goal of just learning everything I can about Limestone, becoming a part of the (Limestone) family, and getting to know everybody is kind of my top goal.”

Brown considers himself a “Big Picture” person. He is looking forward to experiencing everything Limestone has to offer for the first time this year.  As such, he does not currently have changes planned for the year.  He is resisting the urge to make changes as he learns.  Instead, Brown wants to be able to observe and understand what happens and then seek feedback.   “A lot of people overestimate what they can do in a year, and they underestimate what they can do in five (years),” said Brown

Brown is passionate about setting students up for success in their future careers. “One thing I am really passionate about is trying to help students connect with what they really want to do and find a pathway to get there,” said Brown.  He continued, “Limestone has a lot of really cool career and college pathways.  I definitely think working with everybody to try to really dial in to what students want to do and how can we help them get there so they can find success after their time hear at Limestone is one of my big passions.  That’s not really a change but something I’m looking at and always keeping a pulse on.”

Originally from central Illinois, Brown graduated from Tremont High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Eureka College.  Brown earned his masters degree from Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Illinois.  He is finishing his doctorate at Western Illinois University.