The Office of the Deputy Governor has appointed Mrs Rhoda Williams as the new Principal of the Ona Glinton Primary School.
Mrs Rhoda Williams was born and raised in the fishing capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands, South Caicos.
Her teaching career began at the Iris Stubbs Primary School after completing a Primary Education Diploma at Mico Teachers’ College Jamaica in 1995. A year later, she transferred to the Ona Glinton Primary School, Grand Turk.
After twelve (12) years of service as a teacher, she was appointed Vice-Principal of the Ona Glinton Primary School in 2008. During this time, she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Primary Education with Nova Southeastern University for which she achieved a Distinction in 2012.
Mrs Williams has also represented the TCI at two international Child-Friendly School Review Meetings in 2017 and 2018. She then shared this knowledge with schools throughout the TCI as a member of the Child-Friendly Framework Team.
Commenting on Mrs Williams appointment, Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams said:
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Mrs Rhoda Williams on her appointment as the new Principal of Ona Glinton Primary School.
She is well-deserving of this appointment, having dedicated over 25 years to education here in these islands, 13 of which as the Vice Principal of the Ona Glinton Primary School.
The Ona Glinton Primary School has suffered its share of challenges over the years, having suffered damage from hurricanes and a fire that completely destroyed the school. However the rebuilding of the school and its great academic success despite its challenges throughout the years can be credited to the hard work and dedication of the management and staff of the school including persons such as Mrs. Williams that played a key role in its rebuilding.
As we say farewell to Mrs Gwen Harvey who recently completed her tenure as Principal after 43 years of dedicated service to these islands, we are confident that Mrs. Rhoda Williams in taking on the task, will do an exceptional job in the management of the O.G.P.S. and will continue to lead the school in a positive direction.
Heartfelt congratulations Mrs Rhoda! I look forward to working with you.”
Mrs Rhoda Williams in expressing her joy in her appointment said:
“It is with great humility that I accept this position as Principal of the Ona Glinton Primary School, knowing that with God’s help nothing is impossible.
I rise once more to help the children of the Turks and Caicos Islands ‘Soar for Excellence’ and ensure that no child will be left behind.
We have had a difficult time over the last 18 months with COVID-19, but there are initiatives that we started before COVID-19 that I would like to see carried on and mastered. These include our new Reading Program and Positive Behaviour Management Point System.
There is much more that I would like to do to continue developing well-rounded children that love learning and their country.
I am excited about taking on this new role and look forward to the future that lies ahead.”