Edward Melnick, a former North Shore School District superintendent, has died at 67, according to a district statement.
Melnick began his 30-year tenure with the North Shore Schools in 1987. Before that, he was the director of Arts at Friends Academy from 1977 to 1987.
“Nothing we write can sufficiently capture what Dr. Melnick means to this district and what he means to those he hired and inspired, and the thousands of families and students whose lives he personally impacted,” the school district said. “So much of what makes us us came from Ed’s ideas, values and spirit.”
After serving as director of Fine and Performing Arts, principal of Glenwood Landing and assistant superintendent of instruction, he was appointed superintendent of Schools in 2003.
Melnick retired on June 30, 2017. Nevertheless, he kept in touch with many acquaintances and colleagues, according to a statement released by the district.
“His expectations of what we could accomplish for what he calls ‘our most precious natural resource,’ our students, continue to make North Shore a special place that pushes the boundaries of what public schools can do,” the district said. “Indeed, this is why many of us are here.”
His cause of death is unknown at this time.