Posted by: TVDSB | March 2, 2012

Terry Roberts (1935-2012)

“Terry will be sorely missed as a Trustee, as a colleague and as a friend,” said Education Director Bill Tucker. “He always put students first and his commitment to improved learning was second to none.””Terry was committed to making the Thames Valley District School Board the best system in Ontario,” said Board Chair Joyce Bennett, who has represented west London’s Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 along with Roberts for many years. “He always referred to us as partners and he will be missed by many people in the community.”Known for his warm smile and sense of humour, Trustee Roberts made a point of returning every phone call from a parent or constituent. He was a strong advocate for early literacy programming, physical activity and French Immersion.“Terry lived and breathed the education system,” added Director Tucker. “I respected Terry’s advice on school issues, and will miss his unwavering commitment to public education.”
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Achievement as Trustee
(12 years)

  • Chaired every major Committee on Board
  • 2010 Board Chairperson
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Improved achievement in all schools
  • Instrumental music in all schools
  • Increased funding for extra curricular activites
  • Harmonized transportation distances
  • Agreements with community councils
  • Improved school accommodations
  • Increased funding for Primary Literacy Programs
  • More teaching opportunities for new graduates
  • Equity and inclusive initiative
  • Safer schools
  • Harmony in collective agreements
  • Leadership initiatives

What are your most memorable memories of Terry? Please take some time to tell us about them. To post a comment, click on the ‘comment section’ (just below this, in red)  and scroll to the bottom of the existing comments to post your own.  Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. They are heart-warming and comforting.
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