Calendars & Announcements

Calendars & Announcements

Mrs. Kim Halley Joins RCS as Assistant Superintendent
June 19, 2018

Dear Reynoldsburg City Schools Families and Staff,

I am writing to you today to provide an update on proposed staffing shifts within Central Office to provide additional support to our academic program and our administrative capacity. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Kimberly Halley as our new Assistant Superintendent for the 2018-19 school year.

Mrs. Halley will oversee District-wide discipline, enrollment, truancy, Title funding implementation, athletics, Support Staff Professional Learning, and other operational areas of the District, including our grades Pre-K-4 Principals. She will be a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and will report directly to me. 

With more than 26 years of experience as a public school educator, Mrs. Halley demonstrates collaborative and positive leadership through her strong commitment to students, families, staff and her community. She is an advocate for students and will help them meet their academic, social and emotional needs while looking at forward-thinking educational initiatives to advance learning opportunities.

“I am honored to join Reynoldsburg City Schools as Assistant Superintendent. I look forward to partnering with the teachers, staff and families to serve all of our students,” said Mrs. Halley. “Together, we will continue to build upon the District's reputation of innovation."

Prior to joining Reynoldsburg City Schools, Mrs. Halley was a Senior Consultant for School Improvement for the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. She was the Chief Academic Officer for Hilliard City Schools and has experience as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal within school districts within the state of Ohio.

Mrs. Halley is in the process of earning her EdD from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received her Master of Science Educational Administration from The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Mrs. Halley is active in her community and serves as a volunteer as well as sits on several boards, including the United Way Board of Trustees Pickaway County and the Junior Achievement Board. She is a bible study leader and active in charities such as Miles for Melanoma, Parkinson’s Walk for a Cure and Relay for Life.

I am excited to welcome Mrs. Halley to Reynoldsburg, please join me in congratulating her. I look forward to working with her to become a change agent for the District.

Sincerely,
MJB Signature
Melvin J. Brown
Superintendent
Reynoldsburg City Schools 
 
Reynoldsburg City Schools Awarded Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Subgrant
In a letter from State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, Reynoldsburg City Schools was selected for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy subgrant. The subgrant will increase the District’s capacity to provide high-quality literacy programming not only during the grant period of 2018-2020 but far beyond the grant period. As a result of this grant, Reynoldsburg City Schools will implement researched-based strategies to achieve a common vision and goal for literacy.

More than $33 million was awarded today by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children. 

The grant was awarded following a competitive peer review process and will be divided among elementary, middle and high school levels to raise literary achievement within the District. 

“I am thrilled to accept this grant and want to thank the Ohio Department of Education and State Superintendent DeMaria,” said Superintendent Melvin J. Brown. “Reading skills are necessary for education, and for life. This grant will support our literacy plan on several levels including leadership, teacher training and raising awareness of a literacy-rich environment for all our children.”

In his letter, DeMaria said, “I’m excited about the evidence-based plan that Reynoldsburg City Schools has committed to implement with this grant funding, and I look forward to seeing strong, positive results for your students.”

Click here to read a PDF of the Press Release. 
RCS Appoints New HR Director

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2018

Reynoldsburg City Schools’ Superintendent Melvin J. Brown
Announces Dr. Tanya S. Davis as District’s Director of Human Resources

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – During the April Regular Board of Education Meeting, Reynoldsburg City Schools Superintendent Melvin J. Brown and the Reynoldsburg Board of Education announced Dr. Tanya Davis as the District’s new Director of Human Resources. Reporting to Brown, Davis is responsible for the overall delivery of the HR function within the District as well as leadership and vision for the Human Resources Department.

“I am excited to welcome Tanya to the Reynoldsburg community and our District,” said Brown. “I am confident that she will be an excellent addition to drive change and continue to help build trusting relationships both for and with our employees.”

Davis will create and implement a long-term HR strategy that align with the District’s overall goals and objectives. She will also provide leadership to support administrative, instructional and non-instructional staff within Reynoldsburg City Schools. 

“I am thrilled to join the Reynoldsburg City School District and to become a member of this great community. I look forward to working with Mr. Brown and staff to advance the District’s mission and vision,” said Davis.

Most Recently, Davis was the Assistant Director of Urban Support with the Ohio Department of Education, specifically within the Office for Exceptional Children. She provided guidance and technical assistance to large urban school districts within the state of Ohio regarding the proper implementation of Federal and State rules and regulations and various issues related to the delivery of special education services. Davis has more than 15 years’ experience within the education and human resource sectors.

Originally from Cincinnati, Davis earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati, and holds 5-year Professional Administrative Specialist License. 

Davis lives in Cincinnati with her puppy Louis and two sons Antonio and Zairn, who attend Wittenberg University and Urbana University respectively. She plans to relocate to the Reynoldsburg area in the summer of 2019.  

Click here to read a PDF of the Press Release

A Message from Superintendent Melvin J. Brown

Dear Reynoldsburg City Schools Families,

We are pleased to announce that after examining several options and looking at space requirements, we are able to offer all rising 9th grade students their first choice of Academies provided they submitted their card by the deadline of February 2, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. For rising 9th grade students who submitted their cards after the February 2 deadline, they will be assigned to their second choice Academy at the opposite campus, space permitting.

We continue to pursue the concept of a “Freshman Experience” for the 2019-20 school year and beyond, which will address many issues and to improve our overall District culture while creating a system whereby all students receive a firm level of foundational skills increasing their grit, academic strength, and endurance with the support of a group of adults who will know them well. We will also be very cognizant of the needs of next year’s freshman class and the impact of transitions on their experiences. In the process of creating plans for 2019-20, we will also have a keen focus on ensuring that 9th graders in 2018-19 will be given the resources that they need to be successful including, but not limited to, course offerings, program exposure, and preparation for advanced coursework.

I appreciate your support and candor as we worked to ensure our students were allowed their first choice of Academy for next year. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at
614-501-1033. As always, we thank you for your support and cooperation.

 
Sincerely, 
 
Melvin J. Brown
Superintendent
 
State of the Schools
Superintendent Melvin J. Brown presented to the Reynoldsburg City Chamber of Commerce on the State of the Schools. Click the image below to view the presentation.
 
RCSD Logo 
View text-based website