Superintendents Group

Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithaca City School District

Dr. Luvelle Brown has served as Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York since January 2011. During his tenure in Ithaca the district’s graduation rate has skyrocketed to 94% (up from 78%), while students are achieving significantly above state and national average on various standardized tests. Dr. Brown has driven several district-wide initiatives based on systems thinking including: integrating thinking skills into every classroom, shifting the organizational design towards a systemic approach, redesign of learning spaces, and numerous technology initiatives such as an online balanced scorecard, game-based learning, innovative uses of social media, and a 1:1 mobile device implementation. Dr. Brown’s accomplishments have resulted in numerous awards and recognitions including the 2014 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award, and recognition by the National School Boards Association as a “20-To-Watch.” Dr. Brown is the co-author of ThinkTweets: 100 Transformative Tweets for Educators.