On July 9, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved key administrative leadership changes designed to advance the district's mission, vision, and goals. Two new Assistant Superintendent positions were added, as well as an Administrator of Data Structure & Analysis role, all effective July 10. The Deputy Superintendent position previously held by current Superintendent Shawn Ryan was eliminated, creating a $37,000 net savings for district.
John Lucido, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
John Lucido brings more than 14 years of business leadership to his new role as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. In addition to maintaining his current responsibilities as Executive Director of Human Resources, he will provide functional management to the district's non-instructional administrative operations, assist the Superintendent in this capacity on strategic planning initiatives for the district and fulfill the duties of the Superintendent in his absence.
Lucido is a natural collaborator and skilled problem solver who has made numerous instrumental contributions to the Clarkston Community Schools administration for the past five years. Prior to joining CCS, Lucido was the Human Resource Manager for Birmingham Public Schools. Lucido also held positions of increasing responsibility in human resources within the healthcare industry. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baker College, and a Master of Science Administration with a concentration in human resources from Central Michigan University.
Nancy Mahoney, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
As Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Nancy Mahoney provides leadership and support for all building principals, assistant principals, and subject area coordinators; plan and direct strategic planning initiatives for the district; and oversee curriculum implementation and alignment, instruction and assessment. She will also fulfill the duties of the Superintendent in his absence, as needed.
Mahoney has been with Clarkston Community Schools for 23 years with increasing responsibility as a teacher and administrator. Most recently, she was Administrator of Curriculum, Professional Development & Grants. A seasoned educator, Mahoney previously served as Principal of Springfield Plains Elementary School, Assistant Principal at Clarkston High School and math teacher at Clarkston High School. She was also recognized as the Clarkston Community Schools' Teacher of the Year in 2005. Mahoney holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and a Degree of Education Specialist Leadership from Oakland University. She is also a 2018 graduate of the prestigious Gerstacker Fellowship Program for educational leadership.
Radhika Issac, Administrator of Data Structure & Analysis
In the newly created position of Administrator of Data Structure & Analysis, Radhika Issac is responsible for the alignment, implementation, and analysis of the District's curriculum, instruction and system initiatives. She provides data analysis support for all departments, including the measurement of student performance over time. Issac began her career in Clarkston Community Schools as a classroom teacher in 1999, and has served as the district's Elementary Math Subject Area Coordinator and Academic Service Learning Coordinator since 2015. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, and a Master of Arts in Reading Instruction from Oakland University. Issac was a 2016 graduate of the Gerstacker Fellowship Program for educational leadership.
Superintendent Shawn Ryan said, "I look forward to continuing to work alongside each of these driven and talented professionals. In conversations we've had one-on-one, as a team, and with our supportive Board of Education, it's evident that this restructuring will no doubt strengthen our already very strong and capable administrative team."
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of more than 7,500 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
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