With a Director’s conference to attend on Thursday and Friday of this week, today marked Ted Doherty’s last day in his Education Centre office.
After almost 7 years as Director of Education and a 31-year career in education, he is hanging up his hat and, not unlike The Seinfeld Show or Johnny Carson, he is doing it while he’s still on top of his game.
“Ted, on behalf of the Board I want to sincerely thank you for the past 7 years you have served the Board as Director of Education. You have been an inspirational and visionary leader, helping us to create a Strategic Plan that all of Avon Maitland can understand, believe in, and most importantly see themselves in. You have helped us stretch ourselves as a District for the betterment of our students in many ways. You spearheaded Next Generation Learning School 3.0 – One-on-one devices for students in grade 7 and above, all fully funded from our own resources; and you did this not because the technology was cool (which it is), but to transform and enhance learning and teaching. You promoted full inclusion because it was the right thing to do for all students, and you encouraged us to pursue international education, not just for revenue generation, but as a way of enriching education for students, staff and our community. What has impressed me the most about your time as Director is your unwavering desire to ensure that every student gets the best education possible and for that I and we as a Board thank you.” – Board Chair Randy Wagler
Ted, you will be sorely missed and ever appreciated.
Thank you and best wishes on behalf of all students and staff, past and present.