2021 Leadership Academy

To register for the Leadership Academy, please contact Mallori at the VPA office.

mlongevin@vpaonline.org or 802-229-0547


Update, July 12th–Due to a family medical emergency, Dr. Anthony Muhammad will not be able to join us as planned. Dr. Luvelle Brown will be serving as the primary keynote speaker on Tuesday, August 3rd. Participants will also hear from Dr. Heather O’Dell and Dr. Joelle van Lent on August 3rd. The revised schedule for Tuesday, August 3rd can be found here. Participants in the 2021 academy will receive an hour long keynote from Dr. Anthony Muhammad in their supplemental program materials as well.

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 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. 

Dr. Brown is a highly regarded speaker and workshop facilitator addressing a range of topics for local, regional, and national audiences. Recently Dr. Brown has facilitated Discovery Education’s Equity Talks, a live webinar series that has attracted thousands of global educators seeking to cultivate equity and excellence. He also served as a Commissioner and co-producer of a groundbreaking report from the Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education.  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.  


In-Person or Remote?

  • Yes, we plan to be in-person. Participants will be expected to comply with any related state or venue related safety measures.

Need a Team Room?

  • As of July 23rd, 2021, all breakout rooms are booked.

Cancellation Policy: For all Vermont Principals’ Association professional learning events, the VPA must be notified of any cancellations no later than 10 days prior to the event. Cancellation notifications received after the 10 day deadline will be subject to a fee of 50% of the total cost of registration.