After working for the Guam Department of Education for about 22 years, Deputy Superintendent Rob Malay will be leaving his position as Deputy Superintendent.
Malay says he will be heading back home to New Hampshire to be a Superintendent, where he will be overseeing 13 schools. Malay moved to Guam in 1993 right after getting his degree to become a teacher at the former Dededo Middle School. He then moved on to Simon Sanchez High School and was there for 12 years as a teacher, coach, and then as an assistant principal. Malay was promoted as principal of Machananao Elementary School before taking on the position of Deputy Superintendent in 2013. Malay says before he leaves sometime in June, he will make sure he finishes the projects he started to ensure a smooth transition, such as the 2015 GDOE Teacher of the Year and other end of the year school events.
He says, “I don’t know if there’s one thing that I would miss the most. There are just so many good things in Guam that will be hard to say goodbye to. The people on the island are are second to none. They’re the most friendly, welcoming people. The opportunities that myself, my wife and my children before us over time, that’s something we’ll cherish forever. I mean the food, I love the food.”
DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says he’s happy for Malay. He says Malay being selected as a Superintendent in the mainland speaks well for the quality of personnel they have in DOE. He says the department will be assessing the Deputy Superintendent position Malay will leave vacant.