DR. ROBIN RAYFIELD
It is with great excitement we at ORTA welcome Dr.
Robin Rayfield as our new Executive
Director! We are so excited to have him with our organization,
and we look forward to continue to grow ORTA with him aboard.
Dr. Rayfield join us from the Toledo area (Fulton and Lucas
Counties), with a strong educational background, ranging from
classroom, building administration to superintendent.
Beginning his career, he was teaching first in Bellefontaine
City Schools. then moving to the Pike-Delta-York School
District, where he spent 11 years in the classroom, then for
an additional 9 years within the district working in Building
Administration. In his time in the Pike-Delta-York district,
he be came Superintendent and also later for the Swanton Local
School District. He has also taught for four years with the
University of Toledo, as full-time and an
adjunct professor. He retired with STRS in 2012, but still was
working as a adjunct professor until 2014. He is truly
excited to be back with educators, and has a positive
outlook for ORTA.
Dr. Rayfield believes that ORTA is doing important work, at a
local, state and national level. Dr. Rayfield says “ORTA was
working on my behalf, as a teacher, and all of the classroom
warriors, principals, and others who have lived their lives to
enrich those of others, and I am excited to be a part of
advocating on their behalf.”
He firmly believes that ORTAs work while advocating for the
retired educators community, is something that is truly key
for retirees to continue to lead full, abundant lifestyles.
It’s our duty to those who have worked so hard within their
careers to teach and advocate for others, that we continue to
be a strong voice for that community.
As a goal, Dr. Rayfield is looking to “dispel” the
retirement benefits myths, and begin obtaining membership to
over 100,000+ and “getting into the meat” of ORTA, and
making ORTA’s work a daily mission to reach the retired
teaching community. “My work will be to meet and exceed the
expectations of our constituents, and continue to make ORTA a
continued voice for our members,” Dr. Rayfield stated.
Continue to read our website, newsletter and social media for
more information from Dr. Robin Rayfield as he begins his new
position. He will be attending numerous chapter meetings, STRS
meetings and events in the coming days as he starts in the new