• Superintendent Barbara J. Case

    In January 2018, Barbara J. Case became the General Brown Central School District’s seventh superintendent of schools.

    Ms. Case has spent her career working with students, staff and families from a variety of educational settings, including rural, urban and suburban school districts. She has taught and worked with students and families from all socio-economic classes.

    Whether she was teaching students or working directly with staff, she has stayed true to her belief in cultivating relationships and identifying individual’s strengths so that students and staff members have access to whatever they need to find success—for themselves, the school community and the community at large.

    Shortly after her arrival, Ms. Case worked with a group of about 30 stakeholders to develop the district’s 2019-22 Strategic Action Plan. The plan’s three goals of academic achievement, intentional investment in learning and school culture and community resonated with Ms. Case as her background is one of promoting inclusion, facilitating opportunities for growth and success for students and staff and collaborating with others to ensure a dynamic and positive learning environment for all.

    Prior to joining General Brown, Ms. Case held both teaching and administrative positions. She most recently served four years as the grades 7-12 principal for the Freeville, New York, George Junior Republic Union Free School District, a Special Act School District that provides education and related services to Tompkins County students living in child care institutions.

    As principal, Ms. Case worked closely with a dozen local school districts, social services departments from multiple county’s and the William George Agency for Children’s Services to provide a learning environment that maintained high academic expectations while providing instruction for students with disabilities who needed a more restrictive environment.

    Before that, she spent two years as a school district data coordinator with the Central New York Regional Information Center in Syracuse where she supported school district leadership in interpreting data to identify priorities in district planning and implement positive change where needed. Ms. Case credits that opportunity with giving her a more global view of how school districts operate, which directly supports her current role as superintendent of schools.

    From 2009-2012, Ms. Case served as the Groton Central School District high school principal, and from 2005-2009, she was the director of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Adult & Continuing Education program and principal of its Youth GED program.

    From 1998-2005, she worked in the Groton school district, teaching five years as a grades 10 and 12 social studies educator; seven years providing social studies academic intervention services and two years as a grades 6-8 reading specialist. During her time in Groton, she also served four years as the Student Council advisor.

    From 1996-1998, Ms. Case taught grades 9-11 social studies in the Binghamton City School District and one year (1995-1996) teaching grades 7 and 12 social studies for the Mohawk Central School District.

    Ms. Case may be reached at 315-779-2300 or bcase@gblions.org.

    Educational Background


    State University of New York College at Cortland

    • Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration; 2006
    • Master of Science Degree in Education, Reading: 1998
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree: 1991
      • Dual major: Political Science (public administration & public policy) and Secondary Social Studies



    Ms. Case holds New York State Permanent Certificates in the following:

    • School District Administrator
    • School Administrator & Supervisor
    • Reading Teacher
    • Social Studies Teacher Grades 7-12