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SRVUSD selects Toronto's top administrator as superintendent finalist

Original post made on May 22, 2020

The SRVUSD Board of Education has identified Toronto director of education John Malloy, Ed.D., as its preferred candidate to succeed retiring Superintendent Rick Schmitt, pending final approval at a board meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:54 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 8:31 am

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.


Posted by San Ramon Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 10:52 am

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.


Posted by DF
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Speaking as a TDSB community member, you are very blessed.


Posted by Bayareamom
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Interesting article re Mr. Malloy:

Web Link


Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm

"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.


Posted by Simian
a resident of San Ramon
on May 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm

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


Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm

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.....


Posted by Tim
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm

" 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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