Ruth Mattingley has provided leadership in education provincially, nationally and internationally. Ruth was formerly the senior executive officer at the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education. 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. Ruth also worked closely with school districts and schools across Ontario to implement high-yield research informed strategies to close achievement gaps and improve outcomes for all students.
Prior to joining the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ruth was a superintendent of education with the Lambton Kent District School Board. During her years with the board Ruth supervised a family of schools and had system responsibilities for Special Education, K-12 curriculum development and implementation, and leadership developement. Ruth also has experience as an elementary school principal, classroom and special education teacher.
Ruth has worked with educational leaders both within Canada and internationally with a focus on district and school improvement planning, high-yield strategies for improving student achievement, equity and diversity and improving student achievement in schools in challenging circumstances. Ruth has written numerous articles and has co-authored two books: Breaking Barriers: Equity and Excellence for All (Glaze, Mattingley, Levin: Pearson, Canada, 2012) and High School Graduation: K-12 Strategies that Work (Glaze, Mattingley, Andrews: Corwin, Thousand Oaks, California, 2013). Ruth worked with Dr. Glaze as senior advisors for the published series of educational resources entitled, Class Interrupted: Strategies for Positive Behaviour (Pearson Canada, 2008.)
Ruth is a past president of the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers Association (O.P.S.O.A.) and a past president of the Canadian Association of School Administrators (C.A.S.A.). Ruth was the recipient of the O.P.S.O.A. Distinguished Leadership Award and the Ontario recipient of the CASA Excel Leadership Award.
Ruth is very pleased to be an associate with Edu-quest International Inc. and looks forward to sharing her experience and expertise to support schools and districts achieve their improvement goals.