Director Martha Rogers plans retirement from Upper Grand DSB

Martha Rogers, Director of Education for the Upper Grand District School Board (photo sumitted by UGDSB)

The director of education for the Upper Grand District School Board has announced her retirement date.

Martha Rogers has presented a letter of retirement to the Board, effective December 31, 2020.

Rogers has served as director since 1995, making her the longest-serving director in Ontario and one of the longest-serving directors in Canada.

In her 44 years in education, Rogers has served many roles, including a primary consultant with the Dufferin County Board of Education, superintendent, director of education for the Wellington County Board of Education, and following the amalgamation of the Wellington and Dufferin County Boards of Education, director of the Upper Grand District School Board.

“The board is thankful for the advance notice so that plans may be made for a transition and we can ensure that UGDSB values and best practices continue to be at the core of our work teaching children and youth,” said Board Chair Linda Busuttil. “Under Dr. Roger’s leadership, the board has consistently had balanced budgets and encouraged innovation and leadership in educating our children and youth.”

The board will now take time to reflect on its future needs and begin the selection process for the new director.