Director of Education Ted Doherty will retire from the Avon Maitland District School Board December 31, capping three decades of teaching and executive leadership with the Board.
Doherty began his career in 1986 as a math teacher at F.E. Madill Secondary School in Wingham. He subsequently held positions of vice-principal, principal, system principal and superintendent, prior to assuming the role of director in 2010.
“The board of trustees wish Director Doherty all the best in his retirement,” said Board Chair Colleen Schenk. “His insight has helped to grow our board as a leader in the province and he leaves an extraordinary legacy of success that will forever remain a part of our Board’s many achievements.”
When the province prioritized improving the graduation rate and providing increased options for all students, Doherty became a champion for finding success for students by challenging existing practices and thinking.
His work around emerging technologies has been showcased both in the province and beyond, as he led his team to identify how learning in the 21st century must change to meet our ever changing world and the needs of students and staff.
Doherty passionately led the transformation of Avon Maitland into a more equitable and inclusive education system where everyone is valued. His desire to ensure that students are equipped for a life beyond Avon Maitland, in any chosen pathway, has been an inspiration to those who work for him.
“It has been an honour to serve our wonderful students in a variety of roles for over 30 years,” said Doherty. “We have a unique opportunity and responsibility when working in public education, and I believe there is no career more rewarding.”