New school principals announced

The Education Department has announced that Mrs. Gloria Pollard has been appointed as the new principal of Prospect Primary School for the new school year due to begin on September 1st.

Mrs. Pollard will succeed outgoing Principal Mr. Michael Walker who was assigned to the Principals’ post from the opening of the school in September 2004. She is the former education officer for Language Arts and is best known for her promotion of literacy initiatives such as the annual Book Fair and the annual Spelling Bee. Mrs. Pollard holds a Bachelors Degree in Education majoring in Literacy from the UWI and a Masters in Science Degree majoring in Professional Studies from the University of Miami. Mrs. Pollard brings over 33 years of experience in Education in the areas of classroom teacher, reading tutor, workshop facilitator, teacher- mentor, deputy principal and curriculum officer, states a GIS press release.

In its continuing effort to strengthen schools and develop varied leadership opportunities, Mrs. Angela McLaughlin, former principal of Red Bay Primary School, will transfer to East End Primary School and Ms. Vicki Frederick, former principal of East End Primary School has been appointed as principal at Red Bay Primary School. Both Principals have undertaken the National Education Leadership Programme.

At North Side Primary, Mr. Philip Schofield a former Ofsted Inspector and Principal of Primary Schools in the UK, will be appointed Principal of North Side Primary School for one year and Acting Principal, Mrs. Joylin Ebanks-King will continue in her substantive post as Senior Teacher at North Side Primary School.

Ms Carla Bodden, former Deputy Principal of the Lighthouse School has been appointed Acting Principal due to former Principal Mrs. Shari Bovell’s departure for further studies.

Mr. Adrian Jones, former deputy principal at Cayman Brac High School has been appointed Acting Principal while former Principal, Mrs. Shirley Wahler, completes a Masters Degree.

The Education Department will continue to support school improvement through the management of key senior management development.