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Gloria Tompkins, public school board student achievement superintendent, announces retirement

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is on the hunt for a new superintendent of student achievement.

On Monday (June 20) trustees officially accepted the resignation of Gloria Tompkins who will soon wrap up her long-standing educational career with the board.

“Throughout my career with the board I have had the good fortune to work with many wonderful individuals at all levels of the organization,” says Tompkins. “It has been a pleasure to serve the students and families of the Kawartha Pine Ridge communities. I hope I have been able to contribute to the high quality of teaching and educational experience in our schools, and I am grateful to have been a part of so many school communities. “

Tompkins has tallied more than 35 years of service with the board, joining as a teacher at Norwood Public School in 1986. An accomplished educator, she has held varied leadership roles with the board throughout her career.

“Gloria is such a passionate and dedicated professional – she will be greatly missed by our board,” noted board chair Diane Lloyd. “It has been a great pleasure to have had the great good fortune to work with her for a number of years and I know her skills, knowledge and leadership have been tremendous assets for our students and schools. Her years as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and leader are a lasting legacy for our board. ”

Director of education Rita Russo congratulated Tompkins on her well-deserved retirement and her unwavering commitment to ensuring the best interests of students and the organization were at the heart of her decision making.

“Gloria is a life-long learner, and a leader who is truly a student-focused. Her caring is so evident in her work and the contributions she brings to our senior leadership team. A strong advocate for all students, throughout her career Gloria has been especially committed to supporting teacher learning and developing excellent instructional practices in benefit of students, ”said Russo. “On behalf of her many friends and colleagues, we congratulate her for all that she has done for students and wish her only the very best of wishes upon her retirement.”


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