I hope you’ve had a great summer creating wonderful memories with your families.
The Nordonia Schools are committed to giving your children the best education possible. Thursday, nearly 3,600 kids will walk through our doors. We are excited they are returning and pledge to provide great instruction, to treat the kids as our own, and to maintain excellent communication with you.
I encourage you to become involved with the schools as much as possible by being active with your PTA and attending school events such as open house, parent-teacher conferences, athletic contests, concerts, and the many other activities the schools offer.
The class of 2032 is entering kindergarten this year. 2032 seems like a lifetime away, but it will be here in the blink of an eye. Parents, take advantage of every opportunity the schools provide to spend time with your kids, because before you know it they will be grown and gone.
If you have questions or concerns, you can reach me anytime via email, phone, or follow me on Twitter @DrJoeClark.
Once again, welcome back! Have a great school year! Go Knights!
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
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. Hass
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.