Dr. Margaret Brazwell attended schools in the Rochester City School District. She attended various elementary schools and graduated from the Benjamin Franklin High School. Dr. Brazwell attended Allegany Community College and received an Associate of Applied Science in Pre-Pharmacy. Her bachelor’s degree was in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Brazwell was formerly a chemist for an environmental lab in Ohio before relocating to the Rochester area. Upon returning to the city of Rochester, she chose to go back to school for education while working at Eastman Kodak. In 2001 she received a Master’s degree from SUNY Brockport in Secondary Science. She entered into the Rochester City School District as a Science Teacher at East High School and has held positions of Coordinator of Science, Assistant Principal for Operations, Academy Director, and now Acting Principal of #19 in the district. Dr. Brazwell continued her pursuit of education at the SUNY University at Buffalo where she received her Doctorate of Education from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in 2010. Dr. Brazwell had been an Academy Director at Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School #19 for six years. Dr. Brazwell and husband Dr. Claybron Brazwell have three adult married children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Brazwell believes that education is an important component of a successful life. She believes that students must capitalize on education during the window of opportunity to make themselves successful and carve out their own future. Students must see themselves as being successful. Academic achievement cannot be a reality for our students unless all stakeholders participate. Stakeholders are not just the student and teacher but also family members and mentors with positive attitudes to motivate and encourage them to be successful against all odds.