Bay Village Schools director Martha Patton to retire

Bay Village Schools' Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Martha "Marty" Patton is retiring after 14 years with the district. She is shown here with her husband, Michael.

Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Martha “Marty” Patton has announced her retirement from Bay Village City School District at the end of this school year. Patton has been with the district for 14 years, serving as an advocate for district students with special needs, ages 3 and up.

During her tenure with Bay Village Schools, Patton and her team designed services to ensure each child’s educational needs were met, including speech and language services; physical therapy; occupational therapy; behavior modification; special instruction through intervention specialists and paraprofessionals; adaptive physical education; and other specialized services. Besides supervising and monitoring 504 services for students who require accommodations to fully access their education, Patton also oversaw the district’s gifted services program.

Patton also supervises our district's nurse and medical assistants, and works closely with staff to implement effective support to achieve the mental health goals of the district. With the initiation of the state’s autism and Jon Peterson scholarships, Patton also coordinated and maintained the procedures and services for Bay Village students. She has remained the district representative for special needs students placed into foster care or into outside treatment facilities. Patton also supervised the services of Bay Village special needs students attending St. Raphael School.

Patton has been an educator for more than 30 years, with progressive experience in teaching and school administration. She has overseen special education services in urban and suburban districts, and has taught graduate-level classes in special education. She holds a master’s degree in education in supervision and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

Patton and her husband, Michael, have four children and three grandchildren. She plans on traveling, teaching at the college level and consulting with school districts and parents regarding special education issues. A move to the Dayton area is also in the future so she and Michael can be closer to their family and grandchildren. We wish her well and thank her for her dedication and service to our One Rocket Nation!

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 10:15 AM, 05.18.2021