The Oxford Public Schools Remember Roger D. Bacon, Jr.

Mr. Roger D. Bacon was an educator who dedicated his life to Oxford High School for over three decades. He began his career at Oxford High School in 1961 as a math teacher, coach, guidance counselor, and assistant principal before serving as the principal for 13 years until his retirement in 1994. Throughout his tenure, he remained an active member of the Oxford education community and served as a mentor to many.

His contributions to Oxford High School were numerous, including serving as the chairman of the building committee during the construction of the new high school building. In recognition of his service, the gym in the high school was named the Roger D. Bacon Gymnasium in his honor. He and his wife also proudly attended 69 proms throughout his career.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Bacon was active in local sports and was a member of the MIAA. He was the Central Massachusetts Director of High School Basketball for 43 years. He was a supporter of local sports, attending all sporting events and meetings to support the school.

Mr. Bacon was also involved in town committees in Oxford, serving as the chairman of the Oxford Bicentennial Committee. He was named “Man of the Year” in Oxford and was known to many as Mr. Oxford. 

To honor his legacy and contribution to education and sports in Oxford, the Roger D. Bacon Jr. Scholarship Fund was established. Donations can be made to Webster Five Cents Savings, 343 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540.