Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner

Happy Principal Appreciation Month!
October 8, 2021
Dear Raider Families, 
October marks the changing of seasons, the end of the first quarter, and the beginnings of the holiday season. Since school began in August, we have seen our students adapt to the still-evolving pandemic protocols, return to school buildings on a regular schedule for the first time in many months, and work to adapt to our changing reality.
October is also Principal Appreciation Month. It is a month to thank, celebrate, and recognize some of the most important people in our students’ lives. Oftentimes, their advocacy for kids and the work that they do goes unnoticed. It may often even seem somewhat thankless at times. However, more often than not, it is enriching, motivating, and empowering as they work to guide young lives toward their academic and personal goals and dreams.

Principal Appreciation Month
Our principals guide our students every step of the way of their educational experience, from Kindergarten until graduation. On many school days, your child’s principal is the first person to greet them when they arrive in the morning and the last one to send them on their way home, to sports, to clubs, and to other after school activities. They are working with our teachers, counselors, custodial staff, school nurses, bus drivers and more. Every single staff member in our District is connected to our principals.
Being a principal is more than being a figurehead in a building. Our principals are friends, coaches, mentors, counselors. They know about your child’s favorite sport, pet, what they want to be when they grow up, and of course, their grades.
I want to personally thank each of our 29 principals and assistant principals for supporting our students in whatever way they need. Whether they are new to the District like Ms. Bates at Rose Hill Elementary, or have been with us for almost two decades like Mr. Bennett at Reynoldsburg High School, their end goal is the same: to empower leaders who impact the NOW and innovate the Future. It is a privilege to watch them work.

Principal Appreciation Month
This has been one of the most challenging years in the history of education, and yet, they persevere. Our principals have been asked to take on new responsibilities and have done so without question. I am truly thankful for them every single day.
Raider Families, if you get a chance, please reach out to your child’s principal and celebrate them- not just in October, but all year. 
I am, and remain always, #REYNProud
 Dr. Melvin J. Brown SignatureDr. Melvin J. Brown

Click the link below to read a PDF of the letter:
10.8.21 Principal Appreciation.pdf
About Dr. Brown
Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent
Dr. Melvin J. Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of the Reynoldsburg City Schools District. His mission is to ensure that:
  • every child in every classroom receives the highest quality education and instruction
  • safe and secure learning and working environments are available for all students and employees
  • Reynoldsburg City Schools attract and retain the best possible employees
  • all employees are properly trained through ongoing staff and professional development to stay informed of current educational trends and to develop new skills in their areas of expertise
  • state of the art technology is readily accessible to all students and staff
  • parent and community involvement in the educational process of our students is properly and continuously promoted and encouraged
  • all Reynoldsburg City Schools are providing opportunities for children to reach their full potential in and outside of the classroom. 

Dr. Brown has 23 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. Dr. Brown holds an Ed.D. in Educational Studies, Educational Administration from The Ohio State University. He also 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.

Follow him on Twitter: @REYNSupt


      Empowering leaders who impact the NOW and innovate the FUTURE

Dr. Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent
Melvin J. Brown, Ed.D.
Reynoldsburg City Schools  
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 

"The urge to dream big and to imagine a new existence will always be a part of who we are. In order to reach those goals, we must be willing to imagine and to do something different. Our ability to labor for our dreams is our only means to achieving them." #REYNProud — Dr. Melvin J. Brown 

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