Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown Named as Next Leader for DCS
Board of Education members voted to appoint Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown as the next superintendent of Davison Community Schools at a special meeting held September 25.
Superintendent Eric Lieske submitted his letter of resignation to the Davison Board of Education on September 10 after announcing he had been named Chief Executive Officer of the Flint Cultural Center Academy, effective January 1, 2019.
Brown’s appointment becomes effective January 1, 2019.
“Selecting Kevin to be the next leader of our school district is absolutely the right decision,” said Board President Kathy Sudia. “His leadership skills and strong background in curriculum will help ensure that our district—and our students—continue on a successful path.”
“Tonight’s decision is an important one that will continue charting our school system in a positive direction under Mr. Brown’s leadership,” said Board Trustee Doug Theodoroff. “Under no uncertainty, Kevin Brown will continue the positive direction of this school district.”
Board Treasurer Todd Ferguson said he has the utmost confidence in Brown’s ability to lead the district. He did support, however, the possibility of board members looking at other options, such as posting the position internally and even externally, in searching for the district’s next leader.
“I understand that in Davison it has been our practice to grow our own team but I would support the idea of looking at different options to fill the superintendency,” Ferguson said.
Superintendent Eric Lieske said he has been fortunate to work closely with Brown over the past decade as administrators in Davison Community Schools.
“I have witnessed first hand his strong leadership skills and I'm confident he will continue the forward movement of this high performing school district all while reinforcing the district's "kids first" mission,” he said. “I congratulate him and am excited to watch the positive impact he will have on the Davison Community Schools district as superintendent."
Brown began his career in education more than 30 years ago as a parochial school teacher at St. Mary Queen of Angels in Swartz Creek and Holy Redeemer in Burton. He was hired as a science teacher at Davison High School in 1994 and in 2002 was named Assistant Principal. He became principal of Davison High School in 2006 and served for four years until being named Assistant Superintendent.
“I am extremely honored that the Board has the confidence to appoint me as the new superintendent,” Brown said. “I will work diligently to ensure that Davison Community Schools maintains its long tradition of excellence and always putting kids first.”
Kevin and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Jacob, Morgan and Logan. An avid sportsman, Kevin especially enjoys bow hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoys athletics, and has coached varsity football, freshmen basketball and junior varsity softball during his tenure at Davison.