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Staff News – July 18, 2019


Good morning,

It is with mixed feelings that I announce that June Rogers will be leaving her role of Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB) effective August 11, 2019. June has graciously accepted to work on a special project for the ministry while she transitions to her retirement in January 2020.

June joined the Ministry of Education in 2015 after having served as a Superintendent of Education in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) where she made significant contributions to the achievement of students in her role as teacher, school and system resource teacher, principal, Special Education System Principal, Principal of Sagonaska Demonstration School and Superintendent of Safe Schools, Aboriginal Education, Mental Health and Special Education Services as well as serving families of schools.

June has always expressed a deep and profound commitment to the students and families she served. “It’s all about the students” was a common statement from this leader.

She understood and respected the work of dedicated staff and was a champion of all students in the PDSB. During her time as Executive Director, June led the work on the Strategic and Operational plans. These plans provided the foundation for improving student achievement and well-being in the branch. Under her leadership, new programs and services were implemented including the Play and Learning Centres in London, Milton and Belleville for preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

June faced life challenges head on and her grit and integrity were well respected.

June has been recognized for her expertise in special education, her unfailing professionalism and her integrity.

I want to take this opportunity to thank June for all her years of dedicated service to the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch and I wish her all the best as she begins a new chapter.

Regards,

Shirley Kendrick
Assistant Deputy Minister
Student Support and Field Services Division