Cetonya Cacho has been named chief officer for the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands. Cacho has been serving in an acting capacity since the departure of Christen Suckoo in August 2018.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson made the announcement on Wednesday.
Cacho said she was pleased to be named permanently to the job she’s been doing for a year.
“I’m very excited to be confirmed,” she said. “I think it creates a greater sense of stability” for the ministry.
Cacho began her career as a classroom teacher, but quickly moved into administration. She became principal of Bodden Town Primary School at age 28. In 2012, she was named the education ministry’s manager of initial teacher training. She helped establish bachelor’s and post-graduate education programmes at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
Cacho earned her own bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and psychology at the University of Miami. She holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Southampton and is working on a doctorate in education with the University of Durham.