The Middle Cities Education Association (MCEA) is proud to announce Dr. Glenn Maleyko, current MCEA director and superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools, has been named the 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA).
“Dr. Maleyko is an outstanding leader and a champion for public education,” MCEA Executive Director Ray Telman said. “His commitment to his students, district and community is reflected in his many accomplishments, including this remarkable distinction of Superintendent of the Year.”
Dr. Maleyko has served as superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools since 2014. Under his leadership, two schools in the district have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education and the district’s graduation rates have continued to climb, reaching 95 percent in 2017.
The award is presented by MASA to a school leader who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. Having received the honor, Dr. Maleyko is now in the running to become the National Superintendent of the Year, which will be awarded by the American Association of School Administrators.
Dr. Maleyko is the sixth MCEA superintendent to receive this honor in the past nine years. The prestigious list includes:
2016 - Dr. Michael Rice, Kalamazoo Public Schools
2015 - Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Lansing School District
2014 - Brian J. Whiston, Dearborn Public Schools
2013 - Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Southfield Public Schools
2011 - Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Public Schools
MCEA is a consortium of urban school districts which was formed out of a shared commitment to improving educational opportunities for the urban learner. The unique mission and emphasis of Middle Cities is to serve as an advocate for member districts to ensure quality educational programs for all students.