Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner

A Thanksgiving Message from RCS Superintendent Melvin J. Brown
Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent

Dear Raider Family,

I would like to take a moment prior to the beginning of the hectic nature of the Thanksgiving Holiday to express my sincere thanks to you all and to recognize all for which we should be thankful, not only during Thanksgiving, but all year long. 

My second year as Superintendent has been an incredibly busy one. I am very proud of all the work we have accomplished, thankful for the support of our students, families, community, and RCS family, and excited about the work that we have ahead of us.

In viewing and hearing world and national news each day, it almost seems as though negativity overshadows positivity. However, I continue to be thankful. Out of dark times, light emerges and, from that, so does positivity and hope. I implore you to focus on the positive and use the negativity as an opportunity to improve any present situation. We are in the midst of what should be the most joyous season of the year. For some, this can also be a difficult time and we must work to support our fellow citizens for whom holidays symbolize loss and despair. Celebrate your families and friends and gather together to give thanks, to see the joy, to experience the wonder that is this special time of year. There is a sense of clarity; an excitement; a fresh, new beginning awaiting us and we can be thankful for that.

I remain thankful. I am thankful for each of you. I remain constantly #reynproud. I remain optimistic and will welcome the holiday season and the New Year with a renewed sense of perspective and willingness. I hope that we can always learn from our experiences and learn to overcome whatever comes our way. As a community, as a family, I am confident that we will work together to find the joy.

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Thank you for all that you do every day!


 MJB Electronic Signature

Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools

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About Mr. Brown
Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent

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 is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Studies, Educational Administration at The Ohio State University.


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“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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