The Department of Education Services has announced the appointment of Lyneth Monteith as acting principal of John Gray High School.
“I am both humbled and excited about this new leadership opportunity,” Mrs. Monteith said. “John Gray has many long standing challenges, but it also has many talented and committed teachers and managers.”
Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler said the move enables an early start on an important leadership transition for the school since current principal Aldin Bellinfantie completes his secondment at the end of this school year.
“If we begin the transition now, we will be able to ensure we have a strong, sustainable and effective leadership team in place to take the school through the next phase of its development,” Mrs. Wahler said.
Mrs. Monteith was one of the current deputies at John Gray. She is a former school leader, senior tutor and head of department at George Hicks.
Her formal qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Education Minister Rolston Anglin said: “I am delighted that Mrs. Monteith has accepted this challenge. She brings to her new role considerable leadership experience, which will provide continuity and stability for the school.”
Mrs. Monteith assumed her new role on Monday, 7 March.
“If I can harness and focus our strengths, we will achieve the excellence of which we are capable,” she said. “My motto to staff is simple: Together we can,” she said.