Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Joe Clark

In a normal year, I would remind you that school starts again in 78 days. 

But this was no normal year. We have not had students in class since March 12, and at this point we don’t know when we might have them in class again. I will keep you posted on developments as they occur throughout the summer, and I will continue to appear on Facebook Live once or twice per week during the summer.

I do 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, so have fun being kids. 

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

As always, thanks for your continued support of the Nordonia Schools, and 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
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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