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Middle School principals named

Levyette Robinson and Lisa Marshall were today named as the respective heads of Clearwater and Dellwood Middle Schools.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education said the appointments would be in effect as of Thursday.

Ms Robinson was formerly the head of secondary at Bermuda High School for Girls, a post she had held since 2007.

Mrs Marshall had most recently served as the Board of Education's chief operations officer and also as a policy analyst for the Education Ministry.

Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith today welcomed the two appointments.

She said: “As a new school year approaches, it brings with it the promise of new opportunities and new possibilities. These are two very strong and respected members of our teaching profession and I am certain they will bring their focus, dedication and commitment to each of their respective schools, which in turn will benefit our students in the public school sector.”

Ms Robinson received a bachelor's degree in education from Queen's University. She attained a master's degree in management and human resources from Webster University.

Said the spokeswoman: “She began her career in 1979 as a teacher of French and English at the Berkeley Institute. After three years of teaching, she took a leave of absence to pursue a different career and start a family. Her love for children and education brought her back to teaching, initially doing several months as a substitute teacher, which saw her teaching at several primary and high schools.

“She returned to Berkeley in 1986 where she continued to teach French, English and history, also working her way through several positions of responsibility during this tenure head of year, head of department (Foreign Languages), first assistant and finally deputy principal for ten years, and a six-month position as acting principal in 2005-2006 when the principal, Mrs Michelle Simmons, was preparing to open the new Berkeley Institute building. She was instrumental in helping the school gain its accreditation with Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2007.”

Mrs Marshall has worked as an educator for 16 years, the spokeswoman added.

“She was the instructional leader for social studies at CedarBridge Academy from 2002-2008, where she also served as the athletics coordinator and co-curricular coordinator. In 2008 she became a mentor teacher for the Bermuda Teacher Induction Programme. In addition to these roles within education she has served as the lead advisor for Youth Parliament Bermuda.”

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Published August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm (Updated August 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm)

Middle School principals named

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