Longtime Director of Education at the Upper Grand District School Board, Martha Rogers, has announced her retirement.
At Tuesday’s (Oct. 9) business operations meeting, trustees accepted Rogers’ two year notice to retire. She’ll leave her post on December 31, 2020.
Rogers has been in the position since 1995, making her the longest serving director in Ontario and one of the longest serving directors in Canada.
Board Chair Linda Busuttil says under Rogers’ leadership the board has consistently had balanced budgets and encouraged innovation and leadership in educating our children and youth.
“I have enjoyed and am continuing to delight in every position that I have had with the Board,” says Rogers. “From my first Superintendent Ken Trumpour, to the current Board, my bosses have been wonderful to work for; my colleagues and staff and been collaborative, inclusive and welcoming; and the school communities have been student-focused and generous.”
The board will now take time to reflect on its future needs and begin the selection process for the new director.