May 9, 2019—The Board of Education announces today that Interim Superintendent Stephen M. Wilkins has accepted the position of Chief of Human Resources with the Alexandria (Va.) City Public Schools. Dr. Wilkins will begin the new position in mid-June.
Dr. David Glasner, Interim Principal of Shaker Heights High School, will begin his tenure as Superintendent of Schools to coincide with Dr. Wilkins’ departure.
“The Board extends its heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wilkins for his service to the Shaker Schools,” Board President Jeff Isaacs said. “We are very grateful for his leadership during this transitional year.”
Dr. Wilkins has served as Interim Superintendent since July 1, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations.
Over his five-year tenure, Dr. Wilkins provided leadership on many important District projects. Some of these include managing the $30 million capital bond facility projects, and leading the Fernway school emergency relocation, remediation and reconstruction efforts among many others.
“Dr. Wilkins’ contributions to the Shaker Schools have been invaluable,” Glasner said. “He has left our District well-positioned for the future. We will miss him, and wish him the very best in his new position.”
Dr. Wilkins thanked the Shaker community for the opportunity to serve and wished the District the best going forward.
“Shaker schools and departments are running well as we close out the academic year and head into graduation and clap-out ceremonies,” Dr. Wilkins said. “We are also prepared to welcome our incoming Superintendent and High School Principal. As I transition, we can look forward to the continued success of our great District and wonderful community.”