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Ruth Ellen Mattingley

Mattingley, Ruth

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Ruth Mattingley has provided leadership in education provincially, nationally and internationally. She has been a key note speaker and workshop leader in the areas of leadership development, school and district improvement planning, improving student achievement, special education and a range of other topics. Ruth has worked effectively with school districts and schools across Ontario, acting as a “critical friend” to support clients in identifying their strengths, areas in need of further development and strategies to achieve their improvement goals.

Ruth began her career as an elementary school teacher with the Lambton County Board of Education. She has taught primary, junior, and intermediate grades as well as special education. She has experience as an elementary school administrator in both urban and rural settings. In 1995 she was appointed superintendent of education and held that role within the Lambton Kent District School Board for 12 years. In addition to supervising elementary and secondary schools she has had responsibility for a range of district portfolios including special education, curriculum development and implementation, teacher professional development and leadership development.

Ruth joined the Ontario Ministry of Education in 2005 as Senior Executive Officer of the newly created Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. In this role Ruth worked closely with Ontario’s Chief Student Achievement Officer, Dr. Avis Glaze, to develop Ontario’s provincial strategy for improving achievement in literacy and numeracy for elementary school students.