Superintendent Maleyko again receives positive evaluation

Glenn Maleyko

The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education recently gave Superintendent Glenn Maleyko his evaluation for his sixth year as superintendent, again ranking his performance as “highly effective.”  

Trustee Adel Mozip chaired the evaluation committee, which received input from all seven board members.

“The board commends Dr. Maleyko on his work in such a difficult year and with so many changing variables,” said Trustee Mozip. “Dr. Maleyko, along with his team, were proactive and responsive to the district’s needs during a pandemic year.”

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 adjusted continuously to educating students during a pandemic including complying with constantly changing health and safety requirements, implementing robust online learning, creating a hybrid learning system for bringing students back into schools, launching a Virtual Learning Program for this year and new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School for next year, providing vaccine access for staff and students, and distributing more than 4 million free student meals via weekly pickups. 

Dr. Maleyko also continued to serve on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators. 

“This has been a very trying year for the district with a constantly changing landscape and the need to repeatedly and dramatically reinvent how we are educating students,” Dr. Maleyko said.  “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.  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 over the last year, and we stepped up.  Hopefully next year’s challenges will be small by comparison.”  

The superintendent is the only district staff member directly hired and supervised by the Board of Education.

Board President Jim Thorpe said the evaluation is an extensive process and the results reflect the board’s and the community’s support for Dr. Maleyko.  

“The past year has been very difficult with the constantly changing COVID situation. Dr. Maleyko did a great job keeping the board informed and providing us information to make decisions for our students and staff,” Trustee Thorpe 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 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.”