Zahnela Claxton takes up position as new PEO in the NIA

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 03, 2018) — Ms. Zahnela Claxton is the new Principal Education Officer (PEO) in the Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The new appointment was announced by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at his monthly press conference at the Cabinet Room, Pinney’s Estate on October 02, 2018.

Mr. Brantley, who is also the Minister of Education, congratulated Ms. Claxton on her elevation to the post and spoke of her passion for education.

“Ms. Zahnela Claxton, as we know, has a wide experience in education from Early Childhood to Adult Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Texas A&M University in Texarkana, Texas and she has been deeply involved in education in the United States.

“I think she is an excellent choice. Someone with the necessary skill set, the necessary training and she is clearly passionate about education. I want to congratulate Ms. Claxton on her elevation to this role as Principal Education Officer,” he said.

Mr. Brantley acknowledged that the role of PEO is a difficult and important one and expressed hope that Ms. Claxton would do well in her new position.

He used the opportunity to thank Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education, and Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, for choosing Ms. Claxton.

The new PEO replaces Mrs. Palsy Wilkin who served in that position for the past five years.

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