N.B. superintendent gets 3-year contract PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:28
Ryan Delaney (Photo provided)
NORTH BALTIMORE - A new superintendent will start at the village schools in June, and he's already anxious to move into the community.
The school board on Tuesday gave Ryan Delaney a three-year contract starting Aug. 1 with a base salary of $91,000.
He will serve as an interim superintendent in June and July, up to a maximum of 20 days, at $350 per day.
"He definitely has a lot of experience at grant writing, which we need," said board President Tami Thomas. "His enthusiasm is second to none."
"He's very excited about ... moving here," added Superintendent Marlene North.
Treasurer Eve Baldwin shared that Delaney is planning to move to North Baltimore right away.
Delaney, currently superintendent at Claymont City Schools in Dennison in Tuscarawas County, was not at Tuesday's meeting as his own school board met that night.
In a press release, Delaney said he will work tirelessly to ensure success for all students.
He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Debbie, and they have two grown sons. 
"My mission as an administrator is to ensure that each child has access to and receives a quality education," he wrote.
He has served as superintendent in Claymont since 2007, and previously served as an elementary school principal starting in 1995.
He has been an educational development speaker for Quality Tools and Initiatives workshops for 15 years, and has spoken locally at Perrysburg and Lakota schools.
He is the focus of the book, "Mission Accomplished" by Anna T. Erickson, which promotes concepts for quality leadership; and also was a focus in "922 The Movie," which chronicles the success of Claymont City Schools.
North will be retiring as superintendent in June with 31 years in education, 22 in North Baltimore. She has served the last five years as superintendent.
Delaney beat out two other finalists. The district received 21 applications.
Also at the meeting, high school Principal Bob Falkenstein said he is still discussing the need to update grade point average and honors calculation. It's been 25 years with no updates, he added.
He recently held a meeting with parents to discuss weighted GPA scales, add-on value for tough courses, and the timing of any changes, and has 13 points of direction. The consensus was to not impact next year's seniors and to make immediate changes to PSO courses, and to make more gradual changes to honor roll calculations.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, the board:
• Accepted a retirement request from elementary gym teacher Tonda Hollenback.
• Approved continuing contracts for Beth Kreais and Tonya Empke.
• Approved the middle school trip to Washington, D.C., on May 13-16, 2015.
• Reminded families that the drop-off zone in front of the middle school/high school is for buses only before and after school. Parents should use the smaller circular drop off beyond the front entrance from 7:40 to 8 a.m. and 2:40 to 3 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:01

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