New Principal

Announcement of New Principal

The Board Chair, Dr Mrs Margaret Nkrumah, and the entire Board are delighted to announce the appointment of the New Principal, Mrs Eliz Dadson, who will be the third Principal of the college. She joined the College in August 2019 as Vice Principal II and has already demonstrated great leadership, competence, integrity and the courage of her convictions.

Mrs Dadson graduated with an MSc degree in Information Systems and Technology from City University, London and then also completed an MPhil in Information Science there. She worked at a number of city of London firms before cross-training to teaching, where she gained her PGCE in ICT at Canterbury Christ Church University College in the UK. Eliz has over fifteen years’ experience in both teaching and management roles; she has just completed her NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), a gold star in school leadership internationally. 

In her response to her appointment, Mrs Dadson wrote: “It is a joy and privilege that I have been appointed Principal Designate at SOS-HGIC. I joined the teaching profession to make a difference; the students at SOS-HGIC are positive learners and they display an impressive maturity. I am looking forward to guiding them to achieve their goals and potential.  I lived in Abu Dhabi for the last nine years having moved from leafy-green Royal Tunbridge Wells. There I was a Curriculum Leader for ICT at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS), one of the leading girls’ grammar schools in Kent, UK. I worked as an education advisor on the ambitious UAE education reform project, before joining Brighton College Abu Dhabi (BCAD) in 2012. Initially, I led the VLE and Management Information System projects before being promoted to the role of Deputy Head Academic in the Senior School, a position I held until I started at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi in Sept 2015. Returning to Ghana after 25 years is the fulfillment of a long-term vision; I am keen to bring the best of my skills and experience to SOS-HGIC.”

She shared at interview her vision and part of it is displayed below:

“To create a learning community where all are focused on intellectual curiosity, academic excellence and impactful research, where success breeds success and international mindedness, pan Africanism and community service underpin the education.”

The Board is confident that Mrs Dadson will build on the excellent foundations and reputation of the College and grow it from strength to strength.  Please join us in congratulating and welcoming her anew to the SOS-HGIC family.

 

Dr Mrs Margaret Nkrumah

Board Chair

April 2020

 

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