Award-winning, nationally recognized education leader.

Meet Dr. Brown

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Luvelle Brown is an experienced educator who has held positions as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, school CIO, and Superintendent of Schools. Currently, Dr. Brown is serving as the Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York. During his tenure in Ithaca, the Ithaca City School District has experienced unprecedented levels of success.

Dr. Brown has facilitated conversations in multiple communities that have resulted in transformative shifts in culture and achievement. Using systems thinking in schools, Dr. Brown’s leadership has led to innovative programs, redesigned learning spaces, numerous technology initiatives.

2017 Award Winner

New York State

Superintendent of the Year

Luvelle Brown is inspiring a culture of love that all organizations should fully embrace and courageously engage. His transformative leadership style and the powerful knowledge in this book mobilize the kind of student-centered approach that is desperately needed in our education systems. He reminds us all that love does indeed conquer all.

Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.President, Ithaca College

Leading Ed Solutions: Leader Chat - Moving Forward

Creating a ‘Culture of Love’ Amidst Difficult Times

Presented by Leading Ed Solutions, this unique two-hour event debunks the traditional webinar in favor of compelling discussions with top educators and thought leaders. It’s a chance to have candid conversations about what’s possible in our schools and communities.

Key topics include: equity & courageous conversations, social-emotional health (students & adults), and leading a culture of love during challenging times.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association

2020 National Conference on Education

In this short video, Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca City School District (N.Y.), discusses the power of reflection, the central theme of his book, “Culture of Love”, social and emotional learning, and some of the biggest challenges he has as a superintendent. Brown led a pre-conference workshop at the AASA 2020 National Conference on Education. For more information, visit

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