Meet Kesia King and Willis Potter. They are the most recent appointees who will serve as principals in the territory’s public school system.
King has been appointed as Principal for the Althea Scatliffe Primary School while Potter is the new Assistant Principal for the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies.
Their appointments took effect on January 1, 2021.
A media release from the Ministry of Education said King has a Masters degree in Educational Administration and more than five years of experience in leadership as the Assistant Principal at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.
Potter, in the meantime, has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology Education and a Principal Certificate from the National College of Educational Leadership. As the Assistant Principal he will be responsible for, “creating an environment that encourages quality learning experiences for all students and working along with teachers to ensure highest student performance”, among other things.
Chief Education Officer, Connie George has congratulated the two new school principals on their appointment.
“The ministry’s aim is always to strengthen our leadership and I am also pleased to know that these two persons were part of our programme that trained principals as administrators. So they are going with the necessary skillset and hopefully we will see improvements as they continue to function in these leadership capacities. I send hearty congratulations,” she stated.
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