Dr. Maleyko holds four degrees including a Bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Windsor, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Detroit Mercy. He graduated from Wayne State University in 2011 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.


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 is an Executive Board member of the Middle Cities Association, the Metropolitan Bureau, and is very active with the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) an affiliate of the National School Superintendents Association.


Maleyko has a long history of leadership in the Dearborn Public Schools. He was named a model school principal by Dr. Bill Daggett’s International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) in 2009. As the Superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools he has received a Highly Effective rating by the Board of Education three years in a row as Graduation rates in Dearborn have achieved an all time high of over 95 percent district-wide. Dearborn was recently published as the cover story in the MASA summer magazine for success with Graduation rates and providing a high quality education for Dearborn students.


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, Becker Elementary received a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2017 and the STEM middle school in 2018 which are the first two schools in the history of Dearborn Schools to receive that award. In 2018 Maples Elementary was awarded as a National Title One Distinguished School. 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 continues to be very visible in the schools and community averaging over 400 school visits per year.


In 2018, under Dr. Maleyko’s leadership, the District was able to reach agreements with all five labor unions representing district staff members. All contracts passed with a wide margin of approval including two of the contracts passing with over 90% of union members voting in the affirmative. Superintendent Maleyko has a long standing policy of open communication and transparency with all stakeholders. His team approach to leadership has guided the district through several critical issues including boundary line changes, developing a plan to address infrastructure needs, and updating the current strategic plan.


Dr. Maleyko received a very prestigious recognition by MASA as the 2019 Superintendent of the year in the State of Michigan. Click Here to view the Press Release. That was followed up by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Awarding him as the Business Person of the year in 2019.


Contact Information:

Twitter:  @DrMaleyko

Email:  maleykg@dearbornschools.org

Dearborn Public Schools
18700 Audette

Dearborn, MI 48124

Phone:  313.827.3000            

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