William Knibb Memorial High finally has a permanent principal. The new principal is a former student of the institution. The following message is one she wrote before officially taking up her appointment on May 1, 2016.
On May 01, 2016 I travel to my home parish, Trelawny to my alma mater, William Knibb Memorial High School to begin a new chapter in my professional career as I have been appointed Principal of that noble institution.
Over the many years I have been an educator, (Kinloss Primary, Cornwall College, Munro College, University College of the Caribbean, The Mico University College and those where I have done short stints) my life has been touched by thousands of students, colleagues, parents, administrators, Board Members, and Education Officers at various levels of the education sector and these interactions have helped to prepare me for this aspect of my professional growth. My experiences, all of them, have contributed to the person I am and still becoming.
I have met so many persons from so many spheres (United Nations, JTB, GTTP, CTO, JTA just to name a few) and forged some lifetime friendships. I can’t say thanks enough to all the persons who have touched my life both here in Jamaica and overseas and I will forever be indebted to you.
In particular, the fourteen years I spent in my adopted parish of St. Elizabeth and my years of service at the great Munro College, “The City On the Hill”, will forever be indelibly etched on my consciousness. During my tenure here, I learned so much from the formal, informal and hidden curricula. I have so much admiration, love and respect for my students (Hamptonians included)who became my children and later many, my friends. I have the greatest respect for the members of all categories of staff. My church family, love them and the friends I have met here, oh the friends! The bonds will not be broken!
As I prepare over the next few weeks to take up this post, I look back with mixed feelings and look forward with anticipation. I crave your blessings, your prayers, your well wishes. As usual, I will place my all in God who continues to guide my steps. And I must say thanks to my family and my friends for always believing in me and lending me your strength even when my own steps falter.