Maria Stegenwalner, the deputy head of Grouville School, will be the next head teacher at St Mary’s primary. She takes over from Linda McKenzie who is retiring this summer after 40 years working for the education department and 15 leading the school.
Ms Stegenwalner said: “I passionately believe that every child deserves to enjoy the very highest standard of education so that they can aim high and achieve beyond their expectations. I have been fortunate to work with an inspirational head teacher at Grouville and I now look forward to leading St Mary’s through the changes to come, including the introduction of the new curriculum and the school refurbishment.”
Ms Stegenwalner, who was born in Jersey and went to La Moye and Les Quennevais schools, is a graduate of Manchester University and also gained a Masters Degree in Education and Professional Studies from Kings College in 2009. She has been a teacher at Grouville since 1998.
Director of Education Mario Lundy said: “I would like to congratulate Ms Stegenwalner on her successful appointment. Her appreciation of the important role a Parish school plays in the community, together with her obvious passion for high-quality teaching, will be an asset in her new post.”