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Dorrett Campbell appointed interim principal at Edna Manley College

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 10:36 PM
Campbell... has more than 30 years of service to the Jamaican education sector, serving at different levels.

Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Education Ministry Dorrett Campbell has been seconded to the Edna Manley College of the Performing and Visual Arts as interim principal.

The appointment will take effect on Wednesday.

The substantive principal Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson was sent on leave in 2019 pending the completion of a probe into matters affecting the St Andrew-based institution.

The issues involved her handling of reports by several alleged victims of sexual harassment perpetrated by a male lecturer at the fine-arts college.

The victims complained that school administrators had not treated the complaints with urgency and seriousness.

According to the Education Ministry, over the past two years, the college has faced a number of operational challenges and Campbell will provide strategic and administrative leadership to the institution.

Campbell has more than 30 years of service to the Jamaican education sector, serving at different levels.

"In addition to leading the daily operations of the college, she will also work with the Board of Directors to provide policy support and operational guidance with the aim of making the college more responsive to the national objectives and the need to lead in the creative industries," said a ministry spokesperson in a release.

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