Dr. Glenn Maleyko, Superintendent, Dearborn Public Schools
Dr. Maleyko has successfully completed eight years as the Superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools with over 20,000 students and 2,700 employees. He holds four degrees including a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Dr. Maleyko has a long history of leadership in the Dearborn Public Schools. As the Superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools he has received a Highly Effective rating by the Board of Education every year since he was hired in 2015. Graduation rates in Dearborn have achieved an all time high of over 95 percent district-wide and student college admission rates are well above the state average at 86%. In 2018, Dearborn was featured as the cover story in the MASA summer magazine for success with graduation rates and for providing a high quality education for Dearborn students. In May 2020, Dr. Maleyko was tapped to co-chair one of three state-wide work groups providing input for how schools could reopen in the fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Maleyko has successfully led the district through the COVID 19 pandemic despite the challenges that the District, state and nation faced during the height of the pandemic.
Under Dr. Maleyko’s leadership the district has been recognized by Bridge Magazine and the Mackinac Center as one of the top school districts in the state. In addition, the district has received five National Blue Ribbon School Awards and one National Title One Distinguished School Award. In 2018 Dearborn Public Schools was one of 45 districts that received recognition from the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) for success with the implementation of an innovative school improvement model.
Dr. Maleyko was honored to receive a very prestigious recognition by MASA as the 2019 Superintendent of the Year in the State of Michigan. That was followed up by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce awarding him as the Business Person of the Year. He also received the 2019 Labor Relations Award and the District is a four time recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award. He was named a model school principal by Dr. Bill Daggett’s International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) in 2009.
Superintendent Maleyko has written several articles pertaining to educational practices and has authored research presented at a scholarly research conference. He also presented on a variety of educational topics at both state and national conferences. He has collaborated with Dr. Reeves, a well known author and speaker to provide training for Dearborn Public Schools along with co-presentations at National Conferences. In 2021-22 he served as President of the Middle Cities Association, an Executive Board member for the Metropolitan Bureau, and was elected by Michigan superintendents to serve on the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) in 2019. He was confirmed by his Superintendent colleagues as the MASA President for the 2023-2024 school year.
Dr. Maleyko is a past President of the Dearborn Rotary Club, a member of the Dearborn Exchange Club, and Amicus Club. He is married with two children, has over 15 years of hockey coaching experience and enjoys cheering for his favorite hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings.