December 7, 2017

Director of Education, David Tamblyn Announces Retirement

At the regular meeting of the Superior-Greenstone District School Board held at the Marathon Board office on December 4, 2017, the trustees accepted with deepest regret the resignation of David Tamblyn, Director of Education. Mr. Tamblyn’s resignation, effective June 30, 2018 is due to his plan to retire.


In an address to the Board, Mr. Tamblyn who has served the Superior-Greenstone DSB for 30 years and served as its Director of Education since 2011, expressed that this has been a difficult decision to make, but as always he makes his decision with the best interest of the School Board foremost in mind.


Because of Mr. Tamblyn’s leadership, several significant initiatives will come to realization over the next year. He said, “These initiatives will require consistent stewardship over the next five years, and they will require the ongoing support of a director who can shepherd them as they grow and evolve.  This will require a longer commitment of time than I am able to make.  It is for this reason that I believe it is important for me to step down as the Director of Education.  The goals we have been working on together are well underway and I feel my mission has been accomplished.”


In conclusion, Mr. Tamblyn expressed his appreciation and said, “thank you to our outstanding students, parents, administration, teachers and support staff. You have made my 30-year career at Superior-Greenstone an enriching experience.  You are the reason why small schools make a difference.”


Superior-Greenstone DSB Chair, Pinky McRae extended congratulations to Mr. Tamblyn. She noted that the task ahead for the Board would be challenging because dedication and commitment are among the many outstanding attributes he has been consistently known for in his work with the Board, schools and staff.  “We thank David for his years of exemplary service and dedication to children and the public school system. With all our congratulations, we wish him a happy retirement filled with new challenges,” said Ms. McRae.  “Tamblyn’s shoes will be hard shoes to fill.”