Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner

Welcome Back Message from RCS Superintendent Dr. Melvin J. Brown

Dear Raider Families, 

Welcome back to the 2022 school year. While we have had an unusual start with the altered bus schedule, we are excited and ready for the second semester. I hope you were able to rest and recharge over break, and are prepared for the second half of the school year as well.

While we continue to strive for some sort of normalcy, new COVID-19 variants, nationwide staff and supply chain shortages have forced us to be nimble in how we navigate the next several weeks. Kudos to our teachers and staff who have done a remarkable job of handling our return from Winter Break!

Every day, Reynoldsburg City Schools, in partnership with the Board of Education and state and local health officials, monitor the number of COVID-19 cases. As variants arise, and our community case numbers fluctuate, we have put protocols in place to address several scenarios, including remote learning. While we have not made the switch to remote learning as of yet, please know that we are prepared to do so if the need arises and we will communicate to the best of our ability with our students and families.

To ensure you are receiving the most up to date information, please be sure that your contact information is correct with your child’s school. We send communications via the following channels:

  • Phone, Text, Email

  • Updating

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

  • The REYN App

The Centers for Disease Control have also updated their protocols for quarantine, which you can view here or on under the Renew, Recharge,Restart page. 

Now is a time to continue to be focused on our strategic plan goals and to create the best possible learning environment that we can. We will work to the best of our ability to provide as much notice as possible about any potential changes to our instructional mode, but for now, we want to have our students in person, in buildings, participating in excellent teaching and learning.

We have many events and activities planned for the upcoming year culminating in graduation. I look forward to seeing you out and about in the District.


MJB Electronic Signature

Dr. Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools

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


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

"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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