DEARBORN — As the school year winds down, students are not the only ones receiving report cards on how they did.
The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education recently gave Supt. Glenn Maleyko his evaluation for his fourth year as superintendent, again ranking his performance as “highly effective.”
Trustee Jim Thorpe chaired the evaluation committee, which included evaluations from all six board members at the time. Trustee Adel Mozip was not on the board during the evaluations, but he did attend the final feedback session, Board President Mary Petlichkoff said.
“Superintendent Maleyko continues to earn a highly effective performance evaluation by exhibiting the qualities and strengths of a superintendent that earned him state recognition and the respect and support of, not only the Board trustees, but the community at large,” Petlichkoff said. “His enthusiasm, innovation and advocacy of public education is the driver for our success.”
If 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, DPS has maintained its 95 percent graduation rate, saw STEM Middle School named as the district’s second National Blue Ribbon School, was recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administrator Magazine, and had all four of its eligible high schools named Academic State Champs by Bridge Magazine.
Maleyko also was named Michigan Superintendent of the Year and the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.
He was also elected in May to a three-year term serving on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators. In that additional role, he will share insight and offer input on policy and political issues across the state. Maleyko’s MASA term begins July 1 and continues through June 30, 2022. The position does provide any additional compensation and does not change his duties in Dearborn.
His election to the MASA board came after his evaluation in Dearborn had been completed.
“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,” Maleyko said.
The superintendent is the only staff member directly hired and supervised by the school board.
“I appreciate the Board of Education for their leadership and thank them for their continued efforts to represent the interest of our students, staff, and parents in our community,” Maleyko said.
For the evaluation, the board used a tool developed by the Michigan Association of School Boards. Each trustee ranked the superintendent’s effectiveness in five areas: governance and board relations, community relations, staff relationships, business and finance, and instructional leadership.
The superintendent provides information and supporting documents about his accomplishments. This section makes up 65 percent of the overall evaluation score.
Student growth makes up 25 percent of the superintendent’s evaluation, with the last 10 percent based on work being done toward the district’s strategic plan goals.
“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,” Maleyko said.