BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, October 07, 2022 (SKNIS) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, the Honourable Dr. Geoffrey Hanley has praised the leadership of the George Moody Stuart School for its investment in the continued advancement of its teachers.
Teachers of George Moody Stuart School participated in a staff professional development training session on Friday, October 07, 2022 at the Railway Bar & Grill in Old Road.
While delivering brief remarks during the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Hanley told the teachers that, “Today, you have intentionally taken time out of your daily routine to gain some more knowledge, and for this I applaud you. This thirst for learning should be continuous and propelled by a desire for further self-improvement.”
The opening ceremony was attended by the Education Officer, Mrs. Janelle Williams-Jacobs, Chairperson of the school’s Board, Ms. Talibah Byron and Principal Mr. Anthony Wiltshire.
Minister Hanley continued by reflecting on the theme of Friday’s session, “Enhancing Self-Empowerment for Professional Advancement”.
He said, “Your theme, ‘Enhancing Self-Empowerment for Professional Advancement,’ forces you to deliberately engage in self-analysis as you chart your way forward in this dynamic profession. Therefore, teachers, as you reflect, take into consideration how your professional attitudes, values and beliefs are demonstrated through both verbal and non-verbal behavior. We have to be our biggest critics and move ourselves beyond mediocrity that others so willingly embrace.”
Friday’s staff training session covered a number of topics, including time management and professionalism, differentiated teaching and stress management.