Academy rector to call it a day

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Jennifer Macdonald, acting rector at Mackie Academy, will be retiring at the end of this session.

After teaching in Lenzie, Jennifer joined the staff at Mackie in 1979 as a member of the modern languages department.

She has held posts as assistant principal teacher [subject], principal teacher [guidance] and she joined the senior management team in 1989.

She has been acting rector for four significant periods during the past 10 years.

A spokesperson said: ‘‘Jennifer has made a huge contribution to the life and work of the school and there is an event organised towards the end of term to mark her retirement. ‘‘

Past colleagues seeking further information, or should anyone wish to contribute to a gift to mark the occasion, should contact Ewen Ritchie at Mackie Academy [01569 762071]