DR. LUVELLE BROWN

Father, Community Leader, Educator, Author

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.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year
TrustED Top 20 Education Thought Leaders
National School Boards Association’s “Difference Maker”
Center for Digital Education Top 30 Award
National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch” Educators
eSchool News National “Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award”
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Dr. Brown has received various awards and recognitions. The 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year has been listed by TrustED as one of the nation’s top educators and thought leaders. Dr. Brown has been recognized by the National School Boards Association as a “20-to-Watch” and “Difference Maker”, received the Center for Digital Education Top 30 Award, and received the 2014 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award. He was selected by the US Department of Education as one of the nation’s top 100 Innovative Superintendents. Along with that distinction, Dr. Brown was invited to be a featured speaker at President Barack Obama’s 1st National Superintendent Summit at the White House. Additionally, Dr. Brown has served on the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) Executive Committee, The School Superintendents Association (AASA) Digital Consortium, The Center for Digital Education Advisory Council, and CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent Advisory Panel.

After attending Fluvanna County High School in Central Virginia, Dr. Brown went on to be one of the most decorated students in the history of the University of Virginia. Dr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Teaching, Education Specialist, and Education Doctorate from one of the nation’s top Universities. Currently, Dr. Brown serves as an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Cortland and St. John Fisher College in New York.

Dr. Brown actively serves his community. In spring 2019, he was recognized as the Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen. Dr. Brown’s community service includes his work as a term trustee at Ithaca College, Tompkins County Area Development Board member, and proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was also the co-founder of the nationally recognized 100 Black Men of Central Virginia.

Dr. Brown is a highly regarded speaker and workshop facilitator addressing a range of topics for local, regional, and national audiences. He has published numerous articles, the author of Culture of Love: Cultivating a Transformative and Positive Organizational Culture and the co-author of ThinkTweets: 100 Transformative Tweets for Educators.

Videos

Superintendent Luvelle Brown talks about his new book, "Culture of Love"

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Podcast with nationally recognized thought leader, Doug Eadie, sharing highlights from the book “Culture of Love: Cultivating a Positive and Transformation Organizational Culture”

Rethink SEL & Equity: Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Take a sneak peak at the new on-demand Professional Learning modules of our SEL & Equity strand, featuring Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of Ithaca City School District. Download the flyer to find out more.

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