Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Winston Hodge

Winston Hodge
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) has appointed Mr Winston James Hodge as its new principal. The appointment takes effect on Tuesday.

A statement from the school said he has 30 years of experience in the education and teaching field.

He had served as principal at Raffles Junior College and St Gabriel's Secondary School, and as a cluster superintendent in the Ministry of Education's headquarters.

A Singaporean, Mr Hodge is a Protestant and married with two children.

Mr Hodge said serving as principal of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is a rare privilege.

He says his immediate task is to learn from and connect with the Anglo-Chinese School family to better understand the hopes and aspirations they have for the school and the students.

Mr Hodge takes over from Dr Ong Teck Chin, who resigned in October last year following a complaint by a male teacher that Dr Ong had acted "inappropriately" towards him.

Dr Ong had been principal of the school for 16 years.

Following his resignation, deputy principal Fanny Tan was appointed acting principal.