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Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip In! John Williamson Out! as CCEC Principal

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Mrs Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip is the new Principal of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada. Mr John Williamson (right) was moved from the position as parents had expressed no confidence in him. Photo: File/VINO
Allegations were that the root of the problem at the school had to do with the Principal John Williamson allegedly being unable to discipline teachers who were reportedly found to be constantly erring. Photo: VINO/File
Allegations were that the root of the problem at the school had to do with the Principal John Williamson allegedly being unable to discipline teachers who were reportedly found to be constantly erring. Photo: VINO/File
SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Parents of students of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre have expressed their gratitude at the pace the Department of Education has moved to correct a number of “ills” at the school, including replacing the principal and transferring a few teachers.

Mrs Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip is now the new principal at the school and parents said they are very comfortable working with her thus far.

Not only was Mr John Williamson removed as principal but, according to our reliable sources on the island, a few teachers were transferred.

The shakeup at the government school at Anegada came after a team of investigators were forced to head over to the school in May of 2015 as parents had staged a protest over a number of issues that were affecting the smooth operations of the school.

Allegations were that the root of the problem had to do with the then principal John Williamson allegedly being unable to discipline teachers who were reportedly found to be constantly erring.

“He like he afraid of those teachers, and what is the problem? This nonsense of who from here and who down island, this bull has to stop. Since when where you from has to do with you executing your job properly? Put we people alone to do the job and we messing up big time. We need each other if this country is to go forward," a parent had told this news site back in May.

About Mrs Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip

Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip started her teaching career some 16 years ago after graduating from high school and was in and out of the profession for a few years as she pursued to qualify herself further. She served as a Grade 4 teacher at the Isabella Morris Primary School and also taught at the Leonora Delville Primary School on Tortola.

The now principal of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre started her teaching career at the Isabella Morris Primary School in 1998 before attending the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) from 2000-2003 where she attained an Associate’s Degree in Education. Following a year at the Leonora Delville Primary, Mrs Bertie-Phillip left the Virgin Islands for Barry University in Miami, Florida where after three years she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement, which means she is certified to teach English as a second language.

Mrs Bertie-Phillip is a product of the Leonora Delville Primary School and the Elmore Stoutt High School. She also attended a boarding school, Caribbean Union College (CUC) in Trinidad and Tobago for two years. She was also one of the tutors for the Adult Education Programme at the Elmore Stoutt High School. She taught Social Studies there.

26 Responses to “Tonya M. Bertie-Phillip In! John Williamson Out! as CCEC Principal”

  • Willy Nilly (14/09/2015, 10:26) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    just hope mvw does not tern on her over politcs
  • erravad (14/09/2015, 11:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    not good.
  • DON Q (14/09/2015, 11:11) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    john boy after all deeds years dem still knocking you about
    • Classmate (14/09/2015, 13:15) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      he should just retire he too out spoken
      • Just Hush (14/09/2015, 14:18) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply

        @ classmate-

        Whenever you all cant intimidate and find a jack @$$ to ride you decide the person is too out spoken. Set of BVI you know whats, all about the place making confusion.

        John stand up for your rights boy.

  • Yes (14/09/2015, 12:44) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shake up Ebenezer too
  • ..... (14/09/2015, 13:58) Like (9) Dislike (26) Reply
    What? The wicked NDP is now forcing out long time residents with qualified Virgin Islanders....??? What kinda craziness is this... I maintain that the NDP must go....... lol...... (This was a joke by the way. I know some of you all don't know what the word sarcasm means......)
  • Yes (14/09/2015, 15:01) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who remember he telling his students we p**sy footing around??
    • LOL TOO (15/09/2015, 09:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      ME!!!! I was one of those students in Althea Scatliffe Primary.
    • shame.... (15/09/2015, 12:18) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      "Pussyfoot" isn't a bad word and I'm sure he was aware of this. You should look it up sometime.
  • apple (14/09/2015, 17:26) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    This situation is sad, however I hope the ministry of education has found a suitable place of relocation for Mr Williamson to continue his career. After all he has done a good job through the years. Fair well John I know several past student still have a good heart for you
  • Uh huh (14/09/2015, 20:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Arnie (14/09/2015, 20:41) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    John is a good guy, a good teacher, a good community leader, a good family man and a great teacher. Lets hope Ms.Bertie can handle the heat up there.
  • Fedel (14/09/2015, 21:24) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    The bag has to get shake up again because two more was to be gone and they are still here
  • coming in hot (14/09/2015, 21:30) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Remove the other two. They are the ring leaders. U got rid of Sudan Husayn and one of the republican guard. U still have to get rid of Nancy Ragan and Ugeina Charles. The other teacher had nothing to do with what took place in the high school and she was moved. On that page MOVE ALL
  • JACK BE STILL (14/09/2015, 23:41) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    • :) (16/09/2015, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Amen! I second that movement!!!
    • sick of this crap!! (23/09/2015, 10:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I second the motion. We see misery in eshs for weeks. Just for him to look good on paper. He gets rid of anyone who don't speak and think the NDP way! Don't mind the circulars and media hypes, they lying to the public! Those of us that work for them know the truth!!!
      • for me one (24/09/2015, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

        Correction. He gets rid of anyone that does not think the M**** way. Ask him what happen in high school. Ask him what the administration was telling him all the time. We needed change yes, but not so. Even a house is built in stages. He want to change everything in every school one time. He don't know our pockets. If he and Ronnie continue like this it could cost the NDP the government!

  • Interesting (15/09/2015, 00:06) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    My think is why they didn't "shake up the bag" while John was Principal? They know exactly what they doing trying make her look good. Don't be fool by the Dept of Education's antics you'll. It is all a show to save themselves.
  • wize up (15/09/2015, 03:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Voter Too (15/09/2015, 08:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    My dear Tonya B try your best and let God do the rest.Dont mash any one's corn and dont let anyone mash yours either. Keep a cool head, listen attentively, make good decisions, etc and all will be well with you.Love you girl
  • ********* (15/09/2015, 10:19) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    Two male teachers need to go one from etps and the other from asps..they are bad examples to our youths bottom line

  • Glad (15/09/2015, 13:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The one teacher they said had nothing to do with it was the root of most of the problems at the school. She was in the shadows. Watch and see how smoothe this school year goes with her gone and Williamson out.
  • BYE BYE (15/09/2015, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    its about Time

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