Story contributed by Judith Murray, Parkview
He is considered a “Parkview treasure,” and can be seen in the school halls every day, always smiling, always greeting students and staff. He has worked for the district for 47 years – 42 of them for Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School.
Mr. Otis Brown is often the subject of affection of the staff and students. Graduation speeches have been written about him – and Brown is considered by all who know him to be living proof that “attitude is everything.”
On October 24, Hezekiah Kilpatrick of the class of 1984 presented Brown with a plaque for his years of dedication and service. Thirty years after high school ended, the class of 1984 still has not forgotten Brown and the indelible mark he had made on their lives and their character.
Brown smiled as he received the glass etched award.
“Oh, for me? Oh, thank you. Thank you so much!” he exclaimed, clutching the award to his chest.
Brown began his career at Booker in 1967 before transferring to Parkview.