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Luther Brown served as elementary and middle school Principal in the Toronto District school Board (TDSB). He retired as Principal of The Africentric Alternative School (AAS). Luther is trained in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process - Stitt Feld Handy Group / University of Windsor. He was Chair of the Toronto School Administrators Association (TSAA) - the organization representing the Principals and Vice-Principals of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). He also served as a member of The Provincial Council of The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC).
As a principal, Luther led schools in changing their achievement trajectory, improving community relations and facilitated development of students as leaders. He mentors education workers, believes that ongoing professional learning as an effective way to inform perspective and professional practice. He has successfully delivered professional learning in schools and in sessions for principals and vice-principals.
Luther’s academic qualifications include Teacher Training Certificate - the Mico Teachers College (The Mico University College), B.Sc. - University of Wisconsin, M.Ed. and a PhD OISE, University of Toronto. His doctoral work is focused on changing schooling production systems and structures in order to produce equitable schooling outcome for Black students. Critical Race Theory, and Black Feminist thought inform his work.
Luther believes in leadership development and community agency at grassroots levels. He was the producer and host of the programme Caribbean Crucible which aired on the former CHRY 105.5 FM, Community Radio for over 25 years. He is the recipient of several awards for community service.
He has published the following articles.
2. Demanding attention, calling for resolution: response to ‘inequalities in the private funding of public schools: parent financial contributions and socioeconomic status’ https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2020.1724391