Community lauds achievements of retiring school superintendent
|Northville Mayor Brian Turnbull reads a proclamation that states |
April 17, 2022 is Mary Kay Gallagher Day in the City of Northville.
Gallagher started her career at Northville schools in 1985 as the
early childhood program coordinator,became the principal of
Moraine Elementary, was promoted to assistant superintendentand later
was named to the top job as superintendent of Northville Public Schools.
There was no question as to the guest of honor at the recent State of the Community meeting in Northville.
During the event, retiring Northville Public Schools Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher was honored for her 38 years of dedication to education. She was presented with numerous honors, awards and proclamations at the close of the event at the Schoolcraft College Vis Ta Tec Center attended by more than 200 guests.
Gallagher was lauded for her decades of service to the school district and to the community. She received the John Genitti Citizen of the Year Award by the Northville Chamber of Commerce, presented by Northville Mayor Bryan Turnbull. She also received the Northville Citizen of the Year award from Northville Township.
Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki presented Gallagher with an official county proclamation in gratitude for her service. While State Sen. Dana Polehanki couldn't attend the official presentation, she sent a state proclamation to Gallagher. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and several other dignitaries and officials were also in attendance to honor Gallagher and praised her success in the district.
The retiring superintendent expressed her heartfelt thanks to the presenters and the community who attended the event and was further honored with several standing ovations from the crowd.
“To all of you whose lives have crossed my path, you've entered into who I am as a person,” Gallagher said. “I'm blessed to have spent my career and life's work here in Northville.”