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New Rector for Charleston Academy, Inverness

Issued: 18 Nov 2010

The Highland Council has appointed a new Rector for Charleston Academy, Inverness. He is Chris O'Neill, who is currently Depute Rector at Culloden Academy, Inverness.

Chris' specialist teaching subjects are Geography and Modern Studies. He was appointed as Depute Rector at Culloden Academy in 2005.

Before teaching at Culloden Academy he was Principal Teacher of Geography at Elgin Academy since September 2000.

Born and educated in Forres, Chris studied at the University of Glasgow before returning to his home area for his first teaching post at Elgin Academy in 1995.

He said: "The education that young people receive at Charleston Academy is one that the school can rightly be very proud of. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead in both continuing and building on that legacy."

Jill Kent, Chair of Charleston Academy Parent Council welcomed Mr O'Neill's appointment. She said: "We are delighted with Mr O'Neill's appointment. There are many areas where the Parent Council works closely with the Rector, and we are confident that he will feel welcomed and supported in his new role."

Mr O'Neill will take up the post of Charleston Academy Rector in January 2011.

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