Glenn Maleyko


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. He is the current 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.

  • Company Dearborn Public Schools, MASA Board President


Day 1
September 20, 2023
1:00 pm

General Session

20 September
Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Governors' Hall

- Welcome
- State of the Association with Dr. Tina Kerr
- Keynote: Following the S.A.M.E. Pathway Into the Future, Dr. John Hodge
- Featured Speaker: U of M National Center for School Safety

Keynote: Dr. Hodge will discuss the three domains (Social-Academic-Moral) that he says can only thrive in a culture of Distributed Leadership. Using this framework to guide your work, interventions can be tailored to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of schools in urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout the United States. Learn more about the S.A.M.E. Framework.

Feature Speaker:
The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence. NCSS supports schools, districts, and other entities to implement evidence-based school safety programs designed to help increase the ability of school communities to identify appropriate school safety strategies and adapt them to fit their unique contexts, including their school’s capacity, population, geography, and funding constraints.

Day 2
September 21, 2023
3:45 pm

The Implementation of a Transparent Budgetary Process with the Board of Education & Community [Leadership Development/Other]

21 September
Time:  3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Tower B

Learn how Dearborn Public Schools uses a transparent budget process to explain complex accounting information to the Public. The Board of Education and administration collaborate to approve a budget that is aligned with the District Strategic Plan. Learn from professionals that will share how they communicate their budget and handle multi-year forecasting discussions with non-accountants, including tips for success. Dearborn Public Schools is the 3rd largest District in the State of Michigan with 20,000 students.Led by the Superintendent, Executive Director of Business Services and the Board of Education we have seen a tremendous positive impact with the alignment of our budget with district goals. Our "Students First Model" has led to increased morale among the entire school community. As a result the district continues to shine on a state and national level. Michigan with 20,000 students.

Focus: Central Office/Leadership Development/Other.

Participants will learn how the Superintendent/Administration and Board of Education work together to approve a balanced budget.
Participants will come to understand how it is important for the District to plan three separate budget options due to uncertainty of school funding from the State of Michigan.
Participants will learn how they can put “students first” by aligning district budgetary priorities with programs, models, and initiatives that lead to increased student growth and achievement.
Participants will learn how Dearborn Public Schools has added to the fund balance through the budgetary process and Superintendent Goals.
Participants will come to understand how it is important for the Administration to plan three separate budget options due to uncertainty of school funding from the State of Michigan.

Day 3
September 22, 2023
8:30 am

General Session

22 September
Time:  8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Governors' Ballroom

- Welcome: Dr. Glenn Maleyko
- Keynote: Mark Mayfield
- Featured Speaker: Legislative Panel

Keynote Mark Mayfield FIND YOUR DAY (A mental health program with inspiration & humor)

Perspective. It’s vital to survival. And during times like these, when daily unrest seems never-ending, perspective is essential for our well-being. In this inspiring AND hilarious presentation, Mark will discuss his experience with gaining perspective during difficult times while providing people with valuable insights and skills on coping and thriving. Frustration, anxiety, and depression are common in today’s workplace. Mark will give you skills to manage your mental health and reset your baseline for happiness and success. He will help you “Find Your Day.”

Legislative Panel

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