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Cedar Rapids names Associate Superintendent


The Illinois State University Assistant Professor of Curriculum has been named Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Cedar Rapids made the announcement today. 

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary O'Malley has been named Associate Superintendent.  He will replace Jay Marino who is moving to a superintendent's position in Illinois.

O'Malley, 56, currently serves as assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois State University (http://www.coe.ilstu.edu/), where he teaches graduate courses in curriculum, assessment, instruction, and program evaluation. He has also taught undergraduate courses in literacy, instructional strategies, and classroom management. At ISU, O'Malley has been recognized by the Student Education Association with an Outstanding Faculty Award. He has also served as a state site reviewer for the National Center for Educational Accountability.

O'Malley previously served as principal of University High School on the ISU campus; deputy state director of the Illinois North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; director of instructional services for the Freeport Illinois School District; and director of curriculum for the Maquoketa and Delwood Community School District in Maquoketa and Delmar, IA. He began his career as a teacher in the Galesburg Illinois Community School District.

O'Malley earned a BA degree from Luther College, a Masters Degree from Western Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He will join the District at an annual salary of $135,000.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District will welcome O'Malley and new superintendent, Dr. Dave Benson, on July 1.

"I am excited to join Dr. Benson's leadership team and to contribute to the important work being done at the Cedar Rapids Community Schools," he noted. "I am anxious to bring my experiences and expertise to benefit the community, our schools, and the district." 

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele



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