(PRESS RELEASE) – On Friday 24th November, principals on the island converged at a general meeting hosted by District 5 Principals and convened at the NSDC building in Vieux- Fort.
One of the pressing matters on the agenda was elections for all positions on the executive.
Nominations for positions were received from financial members of the National Principal’s Association for the vacant positions. The election process was overseen by the Elections Committee and presided by Mr. Julian Monrose. The following members were elected to fill the vacant positions:
President: Mrs. Pauline Antoine- Prospere, principal of Delcer Combined.
Vice President: Mrs. Valerie St. Helen-Henry, principal of Ava Maria Girls’ Primary.
Secretary: Mrs. Claret Rameau, principal of LA Ressource R.C Combined.
Assistant Secretary: Mrs. Sonjane Marcelle -Etienne, principal of Richfond Combined.
Public Relations Officer: Ms. Kajana James, principal of Augier Combined.
Treasurer: Mr. Adey Phillips Paul, principal of Ciceron Secondary.
Floor Members: Mrs. Theresa Johnny, principal of La Guerre Primary and Mrs Marie George-Arlain, principal of Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School.
President, Mrs Antoine-Prospere, thanked the outgoing executive for their sacrifice and dedication to the cause. She thanked principals for the confidence placed in her leadership of this august organization, the National Principal’s Association. Mrs. Prospere welcomed the members of the executive and pledged their support as the Association seeks to interact and collaborate with stakeholders in the education system and the wider community to forge relationships to meet the needs of our organization.
Madame President asserts that she has no doubt that princpals on island will support NPA’s efforts in raising the standards of leadership and governance of our teaching service as the responsibility is ours to support each other and to maintain the dignity of the profession.
Mrs. Prospere reminds us that we are charged with the responsibility of improving student achievement levels in the face of a myriad of challenges in delivering 21st century learning in a global environment with scarce resources at our disposal. The onus is on principals to use our collective wisdom, and expertise to tap into potential resources to achieve our individual and collective missions.
Mrs. Prospere urges all principals confirmed to the post to demonstrate their support for the organization by making an effort to become financial members. District representatives are equipped with the information to assist with this process.
Finally, we are urged to put differences aside and work towards a common goal of raising standards within our profession.