Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

RCS Superintendent Melvin J. Brown

Dear Reynoldsburg City Schools Families, Staff and Community Members,

Each year, the Superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools recognizes teachers who make a substantial impact in the school community, resulting in positive outcomes for children with the Raider Fellowship Award. These successes result from educators who voluntarily and passionately serve students in non-traditional, expanded, and/or hard-to-fill roles that greatly contribute to positive outcomes for both the students on their rosters, students beyond their classroom walls, and/or their peers. 

Please join me in congratulating the 2018 Raider Fellows:

Carmen Adkins, Reynoldsburg High School, all Academies
Elizabeth Birie, STEM Middle at Baldwin Road Junior High School
Shelly Bloom, Waggoner Road Junior High School
Andrew Boan, Waggoner Road Middle School
Melanie Boss, Herbert Mills Elementary School
Andrea Callicoat, Reynoldsburg High School, eSTEM Academy
Renee Coley, Hannah Ashton Middle School
James Coley, Reynoldsburg High School, eSTEM Academy
Christopher Cracraft, Herbert Mills Elementary School
Jessica Cully, Reynoldsburg High School, HS2 STEM Academy
Adam Dornbirer, Reynoldsburg High School, eSTEM Academy
Ryder Ferguson, French Run Elementary School
Matthew Fetrow, Waggoner Road Junior High School
Nicole Ford, Hannah Ashton Middle School
Kellie Gedert, Reynoldsburg High School, HS2 STEM Academy
Aubrey Gibson, Taylor Road Elementary School
Amy Gochenour, French Run, Herbert Mills, Rose Hill, Taylor Road Elementary Schools
Sandra Guinto, STEM Middle at Baldwin Road Junior High School
Heather Keane, Hannah Ashton Middle School
Jenifer King, Slate Ridge and Taylor Road Elementary Schools
Taylor Lang, Summit Road Elementary School
Katherine Lock, Reynoldsburg High School, BELL Academy
Mindy Martin, Taylor Road Elementary School
Christopher Menhorn, Central Office
James Olivola, Reynoldsburg High School, Encore Academy
Melisa Ray, Central Office
Alicia Rogers, Hannah Ashton Middle School
Schyvonne Ross, Reynoldsburg High School, HS2 STEM Academy
Christine Schafrath, Reynoldsburg High School, HS2 STEM Academy
Kirstyn Smith, Slate Ridge Elementary School
Joseph Sorenson, Reynoldsburg High School, HS2 STEM Academy  
Jacquelyn Thompson, STEM Middle at Baldwin Road Junior High School, Waggoner Road Campus and Hannah Ashton Middle School
Christina Watts, Reynoldsburg High School, all Academies
Stephen Whitley, Reynoldsburg High School, eSTEM Academy
Laura Wills, Taylor Road Elementary School

The Fellowship Awards recipients are awarded based on a rubric created by a committee and then each application is assessed by the Education Service Center using that rubric. Those who are being awarded Raider Fellows are those whose application was scored to be in or greater than the 75th percentile.

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, I made recipient recommendations to the Board of Education. After their approval, the teachers listed above received an award in the amount of $3900.00, District and community-wide recognition, and the distinguished honor of being a Reynoldsburg Raider Fellow. Please join me in celebrating this honor, and the teachers of our District.


 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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"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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