Office of the Superintendent

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It has been another fabulous year with students making incredible accomplishments in academics, athletics, music, and the arts. 

I wish you all a safe, relaxing summer break. Kids, make sure you read something every day, play outside every day, and help your parents around the house every day. Put your devices down and use your imagination. Go play in a creek or climb a tree or ride a bike. Play a board game or flashlight tag. Build a fort. Sleep in your backyard and tell scary stories with your friends. Ask your parents to teach you how to play red rover or catch one catch a bunch or Indian ball or red light green light. Get sweaty and dirty and skin your knees. I’ll be sitting in my office all summer, and one day you will be too. 

School will resume on Thursday, August 25. That gives you 78 days to make some great memories with your friends and families! We will be ready to teach you when you get back. Until then, have fun being kids! Have a great, safe, relaxing summer, and Go Knights!

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach me anytime via email, phone, or follow me on Twitter @JoeSuperintend1

Dr. Joe Clark
What Does a Superintendent Do?
It's been said of a school district's organizational structure that if the school board decides it wants to make a pie, the superintendent decides what type of pie to make, and the staff does the actual baking.  Ultimately, a superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all of the personnel and facilities in a school district.  

The duties of a superintendent can be categorized under five different areas: 

1. Vision, Continuous Improvement, and Focus of District Work
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Policies and Governance
4. Instruction
5. Resources

The Department of Education and the State Board of Education have adopted specific roles and responsibilities for superintendents in Ohio. You can find those standards by clicking HERE.

Service History of Nordonia Hills City School District Superintendents

1965-1966      Ralph Gillman
1966-1976      William J. Boliantz
1976-1981      William P. Deighan, Ph.D.
1981-1984      Guy M. Sconzo, Ph.D.
1984-1993      Russell D. Haas
1993-1999      Paul E. Pendleton
1999-2001      Stephen Franko
2001-2003      William C. Zwick
2003-2011      Wayne J. Blankenship
2011-present   Joseph P. Clark, Ph.D.

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