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SRVUSD selects Toronto's top administrator as superintendent finalist

John Malloy, Ed.D., currently serves as director of education at Toronto District School Board

After an extensive search and a series of all-day interviews, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has identified John Malloy, Ed.D., as its preferred candidate to succeed retiring Superintendent Rick Schmitt, pending final approval at a future board meeting.

Officially announced as the finalist on Thursday, district officials say Malloy is a veteran educator with more than 30 years of experience, who currently serves as the director of education (superintendent) at the Toronto District School Board, the largest school district in Canada.

Dr. John Malloy has been selected as the finalist to serve as the SRVUSD's new superintendent and will replace retiring Superintendent Rick Schmitt pending final approval by the Board of Education. (Photo courtesy Toronto District School Board)

"I am privileged and excited to have been selected as the finalist for the position of Superintendent of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District," Malloy said in a statement.

"I was drawn to the SRVUSD because it was clear to me that in the SRVUSD, you put students first. I look forward to partnering and collaborating with all stakeholders as we work together to face the challenges and embrace the successes that are sure to come our way," he added.

According to SRVUSD officials, prior to his time at the Toronto District School Board -- which serves more than 247,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto -- Malloy was the director of education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board for five years, where he was responsible for the education of 48,000 students in 113 schools.

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Possessing an extensive amount of experience in both public and private education in the U.S. and Canada, Malloy began his career at Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio before serving as a teacher, guidance counselor and vice principal in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. After that he then served as superintendent of education at both the Durham Catholic District School Board and the York Region District School Board.

Additionally, Malloy earned a B.A. in English from the University of Dayton, a Master of Education in guidance and counseling from Xavier University, a Master of Theological Studies from the University of St. Michael’s College and earned his Doctorate of Education from the University of Toronto.

District officials added that Malloy has a proven track record of improving student achievement and well-being, as well as building public confidence. He also is a known advocate for all students and "is willing to confront racism, inequity and discrimination that can impede student learning."

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Malloy to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District," SRVUSD Board President Greg Marvel said in a statement.

"Dr. Malloy quickly emerged as an outstanding candidate whose vast experience and strong leadership abilities will greatly benefit the students, families and employees of the SRVUSD, as we navigate a new path forward in education during these uncertain times," Marvel added. "The board thanks Rick Schmitt for his service to our District and looks forward to the next chapter for our schools under the stewardship of Dr. Malloy."

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Pending final approval by the board at a future meeting, Malloy will replace Schmitt when he retires after four years in the SRVUSD in June. A hearing date for Malloy's proposed SRVUSD employment agreement, as well as contract details, have not yet been available.

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SRVUSD selects Toronto's top administrator as superintendent finalist

John Malloy, Ed.D., currently serves as director of education at Toronto District School Board

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After an extensive search and a series of all-day interviews, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has identified John Malloy, Ed.D., as its preferred candidate to succeed retiring Superintendent Rick Schmitt, pending final approval at a future board meeting.

Officially announced as the finalist on Thursday, district officials say Malloy is a veteran educator with more than 30 years of experience, who currently serves as the director of education (superintendent) at the Toronto District School Board, the largest school district in Canada.

"I am privileged and excited to have been selected as the finalist for the position of Superintendent of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District," Malloy said in a statement.

"I was drawn to the SRVUSD because it was clear to me that in the SRVUSD, you put students first. I look forward to partnering and collaborating with all stakeholders as we work together to face the challenges and embrace the successes that are sure to come our way," he added.

According to SRVUSD officials, prior to his time at the Toronto District School Board -- which serves more than 247,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto -- Malloy was the director of education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board for five years, where he was responsible for the education of 48,000 students in 113 schools.

Possessing an extensive amount of experience in both public and private education in the U.S. and Canada, Malloy began his career at Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio before serving as a teacher, guidance counselor and vice principal in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. After that he then served as superintendent of education at both the Durham Catholic District School Board and the York Region District School Board.

Additionally, Malloy earned a B.A. in English from the University of Dayton, a Master of Education in guidance and counseling from Xavier University, a Master of Theological Studies from the University of St. Michael’s College and earned his Doctorate of Education from the University of Toronto.

District officials added that Malloy has a proven track record of improving student achievement and well-being, as well as building public confidence. He also is a known advocate for all students and "is willing to confront racism, inequity and discrimination that can impede student learning."

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Malloy to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District," SRVUSD Board President Greg Marvel said in a statement.

"Dr. Malloy quickly emerged as an outstanding candidate whose vast experience and strong leadership abilities will greatly benefit the students, families and employees of the SRVUSD, as we navigate a new path forward in education during these uncertain times," Marvel added. "The board thanks Rick Schmitt for his service to our District and looks forward to the next chapter for our schools under the stewardship of Dr. Malloy."

Pending final approval by the board at a future meeting, Malloy will replace Schmitt when he retires after four years in the SRVUSD in June. A hearing date for Malloy's proposed SRVUSD employment agreement, as well as contract details, have not yet been available.

Comments

Parent and Voter
Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 8:31 am
Parent and Voter, Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 8:31 am
9 people like this

I am hoping that the people who have made numerous poor selections in the past will get this one right. Thanks to parental support our students have been successful. We could be even better if we focus on the basics and hold both students and parents accountable for what happens in the school environment.


San Ramon Resident
San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 10:52 am
San Ramon Resident, San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 10:52 am
6 people like this

Another School Superintendent! Why did they choose to select a candidate that doesn't even live in the US? Is he a Canadian or US resident? How much will this move cost the district? How close is he to retirement? Why would he choose to leave Canada to come to work in the US? Especially in this time of restricted travel and immigration, is this really a very bad choice? It's hard to believe that there was no candidate within the US that was qualified for this position. Let's hope this works out for the students and district staff and teachers.


DF
San Ramon Valley High School
on May 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm
DF, San Ramon Valley High School
on May 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm
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Speaking as a TDSB community member, you are very blessed.


Bayareamom
Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Bayareamom, Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 12:12 pm
5 people like this

Interesting article re Mr. Malloy:

Web Link


Bill
Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm
Bill, Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm
31 people like this

"John Malloy, who was set to retire as director of the Toronto public school board in November, is now leaving this summer" from the Toronto Star Newspaper. This is insane lets just keep hiring the about to retire and be surprised when they retire. The SRVUSD board is mentally ill how else can you repeat the same behavior and not expect the same result.


Simian
San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Simian, San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm
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Interesting article on issues with the TDSB under Dr. Malloy. How is he going to apply his progressive discipline policy ideas to SRVUSD?

Web Link


C. R. Mudgeon
Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm
C. R. Mudgeon, Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm
5 people like this

I don't doubt that Malloy has good qualifications and experience, but it's very unclear what HIS reasons and objectives are, for taking the position. It seems almost certain that he will be a relatively "short-timer", perhaps just long enough to vest a California pension, to go along with his one or more other pensions.

The headline says he's a "finalist" for the position, but it seems like it's a done deal, and he's been hired. The salary reported for his prior position with the Toronto school district was presumably in Canadian dollars, so it will be interesting to see if he is paid more by SRVUSD, for running a school district that is about 1/8th the size.

I'm probably being too cynical, but I've also learned that cynicism is often justified by subsequent events.....


Tim
Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm
Tim, Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm
36 people like this

" I was drawn to the SRVUSD because it was clear to me that in the SRVUSD, you put students first. You might want to educate yourself on the recent history of the student drowning at SRV High School. Ben Curry drowned while under the supervision of Aaron Becker who to this day has not been held responsible or accountable for his despicable behavior.


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