Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner

RCS Superintendent Melvin J. Brown

August 13, 2018

Dear Reynoldsburg City Schools Parents, Students and Community Members,

As we start a new school year, and I reflect back on my first year as Superintendent, I am reminded of where our country was 12 months ago. Hatred was threatening to tear our society apart during the incidents in Charlottesville, VA and we had to decide who we are as a people. In a climate of angst, negative discourse, and disrespect, we will continue to condemn intolerance and violence and encourage teaching kindness, respect, acceptance, inclusiveness, and appreciation for all humankind as we welcome our kids back to school. As a District, there will always be work to do to change behavior, to establish firm guidelines and expectations, and to instill a sense of humanity and compassion in our students and we are excited to do that work.

If you watch the news or are active on social media, you will see that some subscribe to the notion that if two people do not share the same opinion, then they have to be combative. We cannot be so quick to judge and, while there may a level of discord, it should not impact how we treat each other within our community.

The bottom line is, at the end of the day, we must be advocates for our children, and despite whatever ills we must confront, Reynoldsburg is and will continue to provide a supportive environment for all of our students. They deserve a positive atmosphere where they can grow and learn so they can thrive and be the positive contributors to our society that I know they can be.

We can still express ourselves respectfully, without hate or intolerance. As a community, I feel that we understand this premise and we appreciate the need to come together as a community and remain supportive of each other.

Be proud of who you are and of what you contribute to our community.

I am proud of the work we have done and we must continue to rely on our partners such as first responders, city officials, and community members to work with us to ensure that we foster an environment of openness, inclusiveness, and human kindness. A human being can learn, love, and live such qualities as honestly, equality, respect, truth, and appreciation. I look forward to welcoming our students this week and am excited to help mold them into citizens of the world, to do good, not only for themselves and their community, but for their world.

Together, we remain #reynproud!


 Superintendent Signature

Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools 

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About Mr. Brown

Mr. Melvin J. Brown is the Superintendent of the Reynoldsburg City School District. In this capacity he serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the District. The Superintendent reports directly to the Board of Education and has all executive and administrative powers and duties in connection with the overall operation of the schools which are not required by statute to be exercised directly by the Board or by some other officer. The Superintendent exercises leadership through school administrators who comprise the Leadership Team.

Mr. Brown has 19 years of school administrative experience. Formerly, he served as the Deputy Superintendent for the Cuyahoga Falls City School District and prior to that as its Director of Human Resources. He has also served as Regional Vice President for Mosaica Education, Inc. and as an Associate Superintendent for Prince William County Schools in the state of Virginia where he supervised 20 schools and more than 22,000 students. Additionally, he has six years of experience as an elementary school principal and two years of experience as a middle school principal. That experience includes four years at Enterprise Elementary School in Dale City, VA which was recognized by Standard and Poor’s for successfully closing the achievement gap in 2005. His non-administrative experiences include teaching middle school language arts, teaching high school English, and coaching track and boys’ basketball. Mr. Brown holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He intends to continue pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Studies, Educational Administration at the Ohio State University.


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Inspirational Quotes

“Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not, With the slightest push — in just the right place — it can be tipped.” — Malcolm Gladwell 

"It is our responsibility to change the world and to prepare our students to be prepared to change it again. Never underestimate the power of our influence. Our students want our guidance...even when they don’t." #reynproud — Melvin J. Brown 

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