J L Whin­stan­ley – Her­bert Mor­ri­son’s first prin­ci­pal

An ed­u­ca­tor par ex­cel­lence

Jamaica Gleaner - - HISTORY -

When he was se­lected to be the first prin­ci­pal of Her­bert Mor­ri­son Com­pre­hen­sive High, James Lloyd Whin­stan­ley took on the chal­lenge with great gusto. At the time, the im­pas­sioned ed­u­ca­tor had amassed many years of ex­pe­ri­ence and me­thod­i­cally be­gan to revo­lu­tionise the ed­u­ca­tional land­scape of St James. He was res­o­lute in his quest to of­fer the high­est qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to the stu­dents en­trusted into his care. So, upon tak­ing up of­fice, he im­me­di­ately be­gan to put plans in place to achieve that goal.

Fast-for­ward 40 years later and James Lloyd Whin­stan­ley is be­ing hailed as a vi­sion­ary, a revered ed­u­ca­tor whose in­ge­nu­ity and ded­i­ca­tion cre­ated a path of ex­cel­lence for those who fol­low him to tread. The success that the school now en­joys has its ge­n­e­sis an­chored in Whin­stan­ley’s toil and serves as a tes­ta­ment of his hard work.

Whin­stan­ley served the in­sti­tu­tion for 23 years and retired in 1999. On this our 40th an­niver­sary, we salute James Lloyd Whin­stan­ley, an ed­u­ca­tor par ex­cel­lence, a quin­tes­sen­tial fa­ther who en­sured that his chil­dren’s hunger for knowl­edge was al­ways sa­ti­ated.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Met­al­work teacher (sec­ond left) and stu­dents.

WHIN­STAN­LEY

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