The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education recently gave Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko his evaluation for his fifth year as superintendent, again ranking his performance as “highly effective.”
Trustee Roxanne McDonald chaired the evaluation committee, which received input from all seven board members.
“Superintendent Maleyko again was ranked as highly effective, the highest rating we could give him. Dearborn Public Schools is a great district, and that is due in no small part to Dr. Maleyko’s strong leadership. While he does a great job year round, we as a board have been especially impressed with his leadership in recent months with all the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the school closures,” Ms. McDonald said. “Dr. Maleyko’s calm and steady nature and his ability to bring out the best in others is a tremendous asset to Dearborn Public schools and the mark of an outstanding leader.”
If Dr. Maleyko is rated as effective or highly effective, his contract is automatically extended by one year to maintain a continuous three-year agreement.
Over the last year, Dearborn Public Schools saw Lindbergh Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon School. Lindbergh was the third Dearborn school to receive that honor in as many years. Dr. Maleyko also continued to serve on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators and was appointed to a statewide committee to discuss distance learning, as Michigan quickly worked to find alternatives to in-person classes as a result of the school closure.
“My evaluation is a reflection of the hard work of our team, and I am fortunate to be able to work with so many talented professionals who truly care about educating children,” Dr. Maleyko said. “The Board is a big part of that success, and I appreciate the trust that the board has in me and our team and how we work so well together. We were put to the test the last couple months, and we stepped up. We will continue to be put to the test.”
The superintendent is the only District staff member directly hired and supervised by the Board of Education.
Board President Hussein Berry said the evaluation is an extensive process and the results reflect the board’s and the community’s support for Dr. Maleyko.
“Dr. Maleyko has provided outstanding leadership for Dearborn Public Schools. That has become even more apparent in recent months with the school closure, the switch to online learning, and the new system for distributing meals to students,” Mr. Berry said.
For the evaluation, the Board used a tool developed by the Michigan Association of School Boards. Each trustee ranked Dr. Maleyko’s effectiveness in five areas: governance and board relations, community relations, staff relationships, business and finance, and instructional leadership. The superintendent provided information and supporting documents about his accomplishments. Board members also reviewed the results of a staff survey about the Dr. Maleyko’s performance. This section makes up 50 percent of the overall evaluation score.
Student growth makes up 40 percent of the superintendent’s evaluation, with the last 10 percent based on work being done toward the District’s strategic plan goals. Dr. Maleyko went on to say, “I’m very passionate about the important work we as educators must accomplish, excited about the future of our schools and students, and proud to be part of such a great community.”