The new head teacher of an Aberdeenshire secondary school has been announced.
Lizbeth Paul will take over from Kemnay Academy’s retiring head teacher Charlie Hunter.
Mrs Paul started her career as a history teacher at Bankhead Academy in Aberdeen in 1994.
She later moved to Mackie Academy in Stonehaven, where she was the principal teacher of history, faculty head for social subjects and eventually deputy head.
Latterly, she has been acting head teacher at the new Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.
Now she is looking forward to her new role when the new term starts in August, and said she was looking forward to supporting the pupils their achieve their ambitions.
Mrs Paul said: “I believe in opportunity for all and achievement irrespective of background and want to share my enthusiasm and passion for learning with others.
“Education is always changing. The most exciting challenge for teaching staff now is to deliver a relevant curriculum to young people to prepare them for the world of work, life and learning.
“Young people today live in a globally competitive and technological world and they need to have the skills to do the jobs that have yet to be created.”
Aberdeenshire Council’s education committee chairwoman Alison Evison paid tribute to Dr Hunter, and the work he has done at the school, which recently underwent a £14.9million extension project.
She said: “I pay tribute to the dedication and hard work of Dr Charlie Hunter who has led the school for over a decade.
“I welcome Lizbeth Paul to the role, to which she will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership.”