After careful deliberation the Dearborn Board of Education selected Dr. Glenn Maleyko as the new Superintendent of the Dearborn Public Schools. The Board will now begin the process of working out the details of a contract with the current Executive Director of Staff and Student Services for the District.
Dr. Maleyko and Associate Superintendent of General Education for the Shiawassee RESD, Dr. John Van Wagoner, completed final interviews with the Board during a special public meeting held on June 18. The Board spent the weekend reviewing both candidates’ credentials and checking references before reaching their decision at the Monday Board meeting.
Maleyko earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Wayne State University. His dissertation was an in-depth analysis of standardize testing in four states. As a result of his research he has a passion for addressing the concerns regarding the over testing of students.
This year will mark Maleyko’s twentieth year in the district where he started as a substitute teacher at Oakman Elementary. He spent much of his time in Dearborn working at Salina Elementary first as a teacher, then as Assistant Principal, and then taking on the Principal position when the school changed to a 4th through 8th grade building. Dr. Maleyko was instrumental in leading the team that designed the new Salina Elementary and community center/gymnasium addition at the existing Salina School.
After a two year stay as Principal at DuVall Elementary, Maleyko moved to Central Office as Human Resource Director and later named Executive Director of Staff and Student Services.
As Executive Director he helped restructure the administrative staff saving the district more than $600,000. He was instrumental in building strong relationships between the administration and unions during several difficult contract negotiations that resulted in cost savings, protecting jobs, and ensuring resources remained in the classroom. Most importantly, Dr. Maleyko directed the efforts to train more than 80 administrators in the use of a teacher evaluation system developed through a partnership between the District and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.
Maleyko has received several awards and accolades for his work over the years. He has also embraced the use of technology as both a tool for teaching and communicating with parents.
Dr. Maleyko has published several articles for national academic publications, presented at educational conferences, and has taken part in several leadership academies.
The forty-two year old married father of two enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and is an avid Red Wings fan.