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6 new public school principals appointed

Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) is flanked by the six newly appointed public school principals. Photo: GIS
Deputy Chief Education Officer (CEO) Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe said the Ministry’s aim is always to strengthen the leadership, and the appointment of these new principals is part of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook/File
Deputy Chief Education Officer (CEO) Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe said the Ministry’s aim is always to strengthen the leadership, and the appointment of these new principals is part of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands Education System now has six new public school principals.

Deputy Chief Education Officer (CEO) Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe said, “At the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports we are pleased to announce the appointment of six new principals.”

Mrs Crabbe, in a Government Information Service (GIS) press release today, July 12, 2023, said the Ministry’s aim is always to strengthen the leadership, and the appointment of these new principals is part of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education in the Virgin Islands.

New principals

The new principals are, Ms NaTasha Marshall, Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary; Ms Ashkisha Maduro, Ebenezer Thomas Primary School; Ms Janelle Rhymer, Leonora Delville Primary School; Ms Magdalene Alister, Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre; Ms Akima Powell, Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School; and Mrs Candice Bolondia-Fraites, as assistant principal at the Enis Adams Primary School.

The Deputy CEO added that the appointments are a testament to the Ministry’s dedication to reimagining education in the Territory. 

“The Ministry would like to congratulate the appointees and extends thanks to all those who applied for the positions. Continue to pursue your passion in education, expand your experience, and apply innovative ideas, as this will undoubtedly raise the bar, foster greater transformation in the education sector and contribute to the success of Education in the Virgin Islands as we continue to move full S.T.E.A.M. ahead,” Mrs Crabbe said.

38 Responses to “6 new public school principals appointed ”

  • Girls (12/07/2023, 17:02) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    All women no man. Who run the world?
    • Wow. One Agenda. (13/07/2023, 01:35) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Can't find two good qualified and capable male teachers in the BVI. Some of the ladies in Power for personal reasons hold bias against males period!.
    • Just saying (13/07/2023, 12:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Remember the public high school ran better with a male name E stoutt at the helm
  • Your Godmother (12/07/2023, 17:56) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Tasha. You are very capable . And will do a good job in virgin gorda.LOVE YOU
  • lodger (12/07/2023, 18:12) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I know of one retirement. What about the other incumbents? Retired, sacked, promoted, demoted, died?
    • SICK AND TIRED. (13/07/2023, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is that any of your business? Y'all just full of confusion dread.
  • Ladies d (12/07/2023, 18:21) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
    How many are locals?asking for a friend.
    • HMMM (12/07/2023, 22:45) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      How many new appointees in same age bracket? What happens when all seek retirement same time?
  • Lb (12/07/2023, 19:12) Like (28) Dislike (7) Reply
    the best thing decastro could have done was to get rid of that chief education officer connie
    • Citizen (12/07/2023, 19:40) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      education need a good cleaning, there are too many old heads who refuse to try new ideas
    • trust (12/07/2023, 23:27) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      No saw, that was a mistake moving Connie George. You sleeping wide awake. Not a good move. Great job Dr George. You will shine brighter now where you are
    • Standing tall (12/07/2023, 23:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Stop hating! Watch God
    • @Lb (13/07/2023, 00:31) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
      I agree 100% Connie George was the worst thing ever in education, no vision.
  • ReX FeRal (12/07/2023, 19:39) Like (10) Dislike (17) Reply
    sea cows bay school should have had some one from sea cows bay in keeping with its history! very very disappointed
    • Alumna (13/07/2023, 14:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      She is an alumna of the same primary school she'll be at the helm over.
      • Concerned (14/07/2023, 07:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        So of all the primary teachers who applied, O.C had to select a high school Science teacher. Teaching primary school all subjects is an issue but being the principal is no problem. Had she wanted to be in the primary school she would have chosen to teach there. Primary teachers don't have the luxury of teaching one subject and getting many free periods. I hope same way O.C will hire a primary school teacher to be a high school principal. You all are just for friends but alumna.
    • oh really (13/07/2023, 19:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who do you recommend? We are too small minded, sometimes it’s best for a stranger to be at the head - there will be no bias or preferential treatment, no expectations because somebody is someone’s cousin. I am sure the new principal would do her very best.
  • great (12/07/2023, 19:50) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations all.
  • da mek sense (12/07/2023, 19:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can someone please explain why students who passed the English and Mathematics Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) have been deprived of their certificates. Some of these students achieved success in these exams at the form four level and should be highly commended instead of being deprived of their certificates with some stupid excuses from the Ministry of Education. We always victimizing our people how does this help the children's ego and ambition. No shame in your game. Only concerned about your increment and the 15th and 30th.
  • @Ladies d (12/07/2023, 20:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you a Local? Do you have the capability to apply?
  • Why (12/07/2023, 20:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    How come Mrs Fraites can not be seen in the picture?
  • Long Long we come from (12/07/2023, 21:18) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations to all of you ladies..Continue to shine and grow!
  • resident (12/07/2023, 21:20) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    I guess the new CEO got in there to promote her friends and close associates. Time will tell with her. Here we go with showing favouritism. I hope her attitude doesn't cause more teachers to pack up and leave.
  • good thing (12/07/2023, 21:55) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Congratulations Ladies! Ms. C.G had ayo holding back so long.
  • Eryn C. (12/07/2023, 22:08) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
    This is soo nice to see my friend AsKisser Maduro made principal. Slimmed down too from whale to nice.
  • Hmmmm (12/07/2023, 22:33) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    One big circle of friends.. nice do you thing O.C..
  • Determined (12/07/2023, 23:36) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Chief Education Officer Connie George, moved? Oh no! Sad day. She was great! Return Dr George! We need you in that position!
  • Really? (13/07/2023, 08:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Keep bleeding the classrooms to full principal positions, meanwhile school will start in September with classes rammed full of children because there is no teacher for them. Meanwhile the teachers you do have will have an overload, with children falling through the cracks, because there is NO way any one teacher can do the work of 2 or 3. But never mind when the children fail, it’s the teacher that cannot teach, right?! Education moving full STEAM ahead!!!! Strupes.
  • Hmmmmm (13/07/2023, 08:22) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ole ppl say u know what u have but u don't know wha u going get
  • Concerned (13/07/2023, 10:59) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    The ministry will be run by the new CEO. The minister will be the figure head. It will be O.C way or the highway. She will get what she wants. Many teachers are not happy with her in that position. Who knows, knows. Many of those promotions were her pick. Ask how Fra**** was promoted before many persons who have more experience and work harder than she does. Connie, let them be. Go where you're appreciated. When they can't control you, they get rid of you. They better get this education system fixed for only the children will suffer. Teachers have options.
  • Lucky (13/07/2023, 15:53) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    B.F.E.C. is doomed with that new principal. She is wicked. Depriving the students of an education and victimizing teachers that have the students best interest at heart. De Castro you will have lots of complains come September.
    She and her click needs to go agriculture and teach yhe animals. Wicked lady

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