Luther Brown

instinctively creative progressive educator.


Luther Brown is the Recently Retired Principal of The Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto. Prior to the AAS, he served as elementary and middle school Principal in the Toronto District school Board (TDSB). He was also Chair of the Toronto School Administrators Association (TSAA), the organization representing the Principals and Vice-Principals to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Luther also served as a member of The Provincial Council of The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC). He is trained in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process – Stitt Feld Handy Group / University of Windsor. 

Luther’s academic qualifications include: a B.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin; M.Ed. from OISE/UT, and he is currently a PhD candidate at 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 that ongoing professional learning is an effective way to inform perspective, and to impact practice. He has created and successfully delivered professional learning in schools, and sessions for principals and vice-principals. He has been a presenter at the OPC Odyssey and at TSAA Conferences, the ONABSE Conference held at OCAD University in Toronto, and the Afrocentrisim Conference 2019 at the University British Columbia. As a principal, Luther has lead schools in changing their achievement trajectory, improving community relations, mentor education workers, and helped in the development of students as leaders.  

Luther believes in community and builds relationships and encourage 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.

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