Director of Education Pays Tribute to Late Principal


The Director of Education Clare Browne is paying tribute to the work of former Antigua Girls High School Principal Mrs. Yvette Samuel.

Mrs. Samuel passed away overseas in the early hours of this morning, following a period of illness.

Leading tributes on behalf of the Ministry, Director Browne extended condolences to the Samuel family and described the former principal as a major asset to the public school system in Antigua and Barbuda.

Mrs. Samuel’s tenure as an educator was par excellence. Coupled with her management skills and the ability to create strong bonds with her students, her contribution to the profession of teaching will not be forgotten,  Browne stated.

On behalf of the Honourable Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Michael Browne, Permanent Secretary, Rosa Greenaway, Education Officers and the thousands of teachers within the public school system, I pay tribute to Mrs. Samuel’s life and work and pray for strength for her family and other relatives in this difficult period, the director of education concluded.

Mrs. Yvette Henry-Samuel joined the teaching profession on September 12th, 1983. She served as Assistant Teacher, Assistant Teacher II, Graduate Assistant I, and Deputy Principal.

In February 2006, Mrs. Samuel was appointed Principal and was posted to Antigua Girls High School until 2017.

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  1. This was my favorite teacher at Clare Hall Secondary in the eighties. An absolutely lovely person. My condolences to the family.

  2. A real life of service. She made an impact on all who met her.
    My sympathy is extended to her family and other loved one.

  3. I would like to extend my condolences to the Henry and Samuel families. May her rich legacy continue for generations to come.

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