Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced at its Board meeting of June 21st the appointment of two new Superintendents of Schools.
Ronald Ferguson, who holds the position of principal at Perth and District Collegiate Institute, will be commencing his position on August 14th. Mr. Ferguson is an accomplished school administrator, having supported the operation of school programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Almonte, Pakenham, and Perth.
Joining Ferguson on the board’s executive council team in August is Jodie Barrett, currently an Assistant Superintendent with the Renfrew County District School Board in Pembroke. Ms. Barrett is leading the revised mathematics strategy in Renfrew County and is also involved in the implementation of early learning programming in elementary schools.
“We are delighted to welcome Ron and Jodie as new supervisory officers to the school district, knowing how eager they are to commence the work of supporting learning in our schools and the success of our students,” said the UCDSB director of education, Stephen Sliwa.
Both new superintendents bring a wealth of experience to the table. Ferguson has an active presence on a number of district-wide committees associated with programming and leadership.
Barrett, a former system leader for special education programming in the Renfrew County Board, has worked with multiple stakeholder groups to further learning experiences for students with special needs.
“Our new superintendents are a wonderful addition to our school district and to the strong senior management team,” said Sliwa.
“We look forward to their arrival and how they will contribute to the Board’s priorities for serving our students, schools, and the local school community for the upcoming school year”, said Board Chair Jeff McMillan.
The Director will offer the position to the selected candidates, with the understanding that the position will be confirmed when the Ministry of Education confirms the candidate’s eligibility for the position.