St. Maarten School managers meet French counterpartsPOSTED: 01/21/16 8:10 PM
St. Maarten News – Five school managers of the public education schools on St. Maarten visited their counterparts on the French side yesterday morning.
“It truly was a unique learning experience as it enabled us to see firsthand how primary education is established on the French side,” remarked Stuart Johnson, manager of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School. “History was surely made today and barriers broken as this type of working visit has never been done in the past where corporation was sought in this regard within education.”
The other public school managers that participated in this special working visit were Sonia Parotte-Warner (Oranje Primary School), Esther Jeffers-Connor (Ruby Labega Primary School), Alice Samuel (Leonard Connor Primary School) and adjunct manager Sandra Mathew-White (Marie Genevieve De Weever Primary School).
The working visit included a lengthy discussion and site visit with Director Ms. Carel Rita of Emile Choisy as well as a complete site visit of Nina Diverly with Director Prudent Joselyne.
“Key structures found within the two French primary educational institutions which grabbed our attention were the overall cleanliness, the front entrance procedure, the autistic classrooms, the library and canteen facilities,” Johnson said.
The site visit was arranged with special appreciation to Ms. Francillette Joelle who is a professor for specialized schools at Emile Choisy.
“I deeply appreciate the immediate positive response I got for this working visit and thank our counterparts deeply for their transparency in our discussions,” Johnson concluded.