Perry Local
Schools

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200

Director

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Dr. Betty Jo Malchesky

Dr. Betty Jo Malchesky taught in Perry Local Schools in 1993-1996, leaving the district at that time for administrative and leadership experience.  Betty Jo returned to Perry in 2011 with strong experience in curriculum and instruction, having served Willoughby-Eastlake Schools as district gifted education director, principal, curriculum specialist, and Title I federal programs.  Dr. Malchesky’s experience includes teaching, serving students and families, working closely with teacher support and the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), aligning federal funding to district goals, ensuring a district plan for Response to Intervention (RtI), working with school data teams to refine instruction, and facilitating K-12 professional development in co-teaching, content area literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum revision.  Dr. Malchesky has presented at local, state, and national conferences and has served the Ohio Department of Education with content review of State assessments as well as ORC (Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, and Reading). 
 
She is current President of Ohio Innovation Learning Network (ILN).  The Ohio ILN works closely with 21 selected public school districts across Ohio with the Ohio Department of Education- Office of Innovation to build capacity for innovative instruction and alternative accountability system for student achievement.  
 
She received her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.  Her Dissertation was a longitudinal case study of computer-based reading intervention and its impact on reading comprehension as measured by Ohio Achievement Assessments.  She is honored to serve Perry Schools, a district with a strong mission for world class standards, teaching excellence, lifelong learning, 21stCentury technology opportunities, engaged families, and Perry pride that is contagious throughout the community!