TDSB Director Chris Spence resigns

News Jan 10, 2013 Beach Mirror

Toronto District School Board’s Director of Education Chris Spence has resigned.

The announcement comes after Spence admitted plagiarizing a column he wrote in the Toronto Star.

Chris Bolton, the Chair of the TDSB made the announcement Thursday, Jan. 10, afternoon in a press release stating the nature of the situation is “unexpected” and the TDSB will be taking the necessary steps to appoint a new interim director at this time.

His letter of resignation reads:

“It is with great sadness and regret that I am writing to tender my resignation as Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board.

I have come to this decision after a great deal of reflection, and no small amount of consultation with family, friends and colleagues. I do so with a profoundly heavy heart.

My life’s work has been education, and the education of young people. More than anything else, I regret that I have not set a good or proper example for the many thousands of young people I’ve been privileged to meet and know.

I intend to continue to do the things I pledged to do - to restore my reputation, and to uphold the academic integrity I consider to be so important. But most importantly, to make amends for what I have done.

I do not wish to be a further distraction to the Trustees, or my many friends and colleagues at the Toronto District School Board. I therefore submit my letter of resignation and, once again, offer my sincerest apologies.”

TDSB Director Chris Spence resigns

News Jan 10, 2013 Beach Mirror

Toronto District School Board’s Director of Education Chris Spence has resigned.

The announcement comes after Spence admitted plagiarizing a column he wrote in the Toronto Star.

Chris Bolton, the Chair of the TDSB made the announcement Thursday, Jan. 10, afternoon in a press release stating the nature of the situation is “unexpected” and the TDSB will be taking the necessary steps to appoint a new interim director at this time.

His letter of resignation reads:

“It is with great sadness and regret that I am writing to tender my resignation as Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board.

I have come to this decision after a great deal of reflection, and no small amount of consultation with family, friends and colleagues. I do so with a profoundly heavy heart.

My life’s work has been education, and the education of young people. More than anything else, I regret that I have not set a good or proper example for the many thousands of young people I’ve been privileged to meet and know.

I intend to continue to do the things I pledged to do - to restore my reputation, and to uphold the academic integrity I consider to be so important. But most importantly, to make amends for what I have done.

I do not wish to be a further distraction to the Trustees, or my many friends and colleagues at the Toronto District School Board. I therefore submit my letter of resignation and, once again, offer my sincerest apologies.”

TDSB Director Chris Spence resigns

News Jan 10, 2013 Beach Mirror

Toronto District School Board’s Director of Education Chris Spence has resigned.

The announcement comes after Spence admitted plagiarizing a column he wrote in the Toronto Star.

Chris Bolton, the Chair of the TDSB made the announcement Thursday, Jan. 10, afternoon in a press release stating the nature of the situation is “unexpected” and the TDSB will be taking the necessary steps to appoint a new interim director at this time.

His letter of resignation reads:

“It is with great sadness and regret that I am writing to tender my resignation as Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board.

I have come to this decision after a great deal of reflection, and no small amount of consultation with family, friends and colleagues. I do so with a profoundly heavy heart.

My life’s work has been education, and the education of young people. More than anything else, I regret that I have not set a good or proper example for the many thousands of young people I’ve been privileged to meet and know.

I intend to continue to do the things I pledged to do - to restore my reputation, and to uphold the academic integrity I consider to be so important. But most importantly, to make amends for what I have done.

I do not wish to be a further distraction to the Trustees, or my many friends and colleagues at the Toronto District School Board. I therefore submit my letter of resignation and, once again, offer my sincerest apologies.”