Petty - Teacher Development - Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Osmond Petty

Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Services

Teacher Development

Work History

Force Personnel Officer

Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force

August 2011 - August 2011

Permanent Secretary for Education and Information; Education, youth, Information Tec:

Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

January 2005 - January 2011

Permanent Secretary, Education, Labour & Social Security

Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

January 2005 - January 2011

Deputy Chairman, CXC

Caribbean Examinations Council

April 2004 - April 2009

Force Personnel Officer (Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force)

Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

From January 2001

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education

January 2001 - August 2011

Mathematics Education
Teacher Education
Curriculum Development
Measurement, Assessment/Testing and Evaluation
Research & Development
Education planning and management
Policy formulation and implementation
Financial management
Project coordination and management
ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Permanent Secretary, Education and Foreign Affairs

Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

January 2001 - January 2005

Actng Chief Education Officer

Ministry of Education, St. Kitts and Nevis

January 1996 - January 1996

Education Planner

Ministry of Education

October 1995 - December 2000

Temporary Lecturer

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

August 1991 - August 1993

Tutor/ Head of Division of Teacher Education/ Vice Principal

Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College/ College of Further Education

August 1980 - September 1995

Projects

Consultant

Served as the part-time Consultant for a range of curriculum development and teacher development projects (Mathematics curriculum t primary and secondary level) in some countries in the region, including (Saba, Netherlands Antilles, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Curriculum Researcher

Holds Bachelor's Degree (Faculty of Natural Sciences) with Honours from the University of the West Indies, specializing in Mathematics, and with Education options: Curriculum Develo0pment and Research Methods

Holds Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Curriculum (Mathematics and Natural Sciences) from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Excelled in areas, including:
Curricuolum Research
Methods in Educational Research
Advanced Statistical Methods 9research Design and Analysis) Performance Rated Exceptional
Mathematics education courses

Education Planner

Trained through a number of intensive training modules/certificate level courses at the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris, France.

Modules included:
School Mapping and Micro-Planning
Developing/ Design of Educational Projects
Assessing the Quality of Education
Management of Teachers/ Organizational Analysis
Financing Education

Force Personnel Officer

Force Personnel and Projects Officer, Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF)

Coordinator for the production of the RSCNPF Strategic Action Plan 2012-2014

Has responsibility for assisting with the implementation of national Security Projects under the 10th EDF funded by the European Union

Principal Writer, General Editor and Coordinator

Principal Writer, General Editor and Coordinator for the Federal Ministry of Education (St. Kitts and Nevis), WHITE PAPER ON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY 2009-2019.

This document is accepted locally and by regional and international institutions (such as the World Bank, CDB, UNESCO, UNICEF, UWI, CXC, etc) as the strategic plan/ vision for St. Kitts and Nevis for the 10 year period 2009-2019

Deputy Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council

Served for 4 years as the Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council

Permanent Secretary

For 10 years served as Permanent Secretary for various ministerial portfolios in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis:

Education, Labour and Social Security
Foreign Affairs and Education
Education and Youth
Education, Labour, Information Technology and Social Security
Education and Information

Responsibilities
Accounting Officer
Change Management

Education Planner

Served as Education Planner for St. Kitts and Nevis for 6 years

Consultant

Founding member of the St. Kitts and Nevis Curriculum Development Unit

For over 15 years, have functioned as consultant for curriculum development and teacher education projects in various countries in the region, including Saba (Netherlands Antilles), Anguilla, Turks and Caicos islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator for a range of projects in St. Kitts and Nevis funded by agencies such as, UNICEF, UNESCO and the O.A.S. in areas such as Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Anger management, Curriculum Development, reduction of School Violence etc

Supervisor, Information Technology and Management Project

Served for five years as the Supervisor for the European Union - funded Information Technology and Management Project (st.Kitts and Nevis)

Overall Project Coordinator, OECS Education Development Project

Served for six years as the overall project Coordinator for the St. Kitts and Nevis Component of the OECS Education Development project funded by the World Bank

Project Director, Basic Education Project

Served for 16 years as the Project Director for the Basic Education Project (St. Kitts and Nevis) funded by the Caribbean Development Bank

Temporary Lecturer, UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Worked for 2 years as a Lecturer at the University of the West indies, faculty of Education, Cave HillCampus, Barbados. Was responsible for supervising mathematics Teacher Education programmes in Barbados and the OECS.

Former Head of Teacher Education Divison

Served for 15 years as a Tutor and later Head of Teacher Education Division, St.Kitts and Nevis College of Further Education

Qualifications & Certifications

International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP)

University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

University of the West Indies

Basseterre High School

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris, France

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