Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the school year is off to a great start! I could not be more grateful to our staff, students and families for doing all they can to ensure we stay safe and open. Remember to wear your masks, maintain distance from others, and wash your hands often. If students are feeling sick, they should stay home.
I am also grateful for the generosity of our community in providing countless donations of PPE and other materials for our classrooms. This is another reason Nordonia is the best school district in the state!
If you have questions or concerns, you can reach me anytime via email, phone, or follow me on Twitter @DrJoeClark.
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 Work2. Communication and Collaboration3. Policies and Governance4. Instruction5. ResourcesThe 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.