Dr. Bernard Tappin

Dr. Bernard Tappin has spent his entire working career in Education.  An Alumnus of the Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict and St. Mary's College, he began teaching at St. Joseph's College.  Upon graduation from the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), St. Augustine he began his association with Holy Cross College, Arima in 1975. He was promoted to the post of Vice Principal of Fatima College in 1991.  He returned to Holy Cross College as Principal in 2000.  Dr. Tappin was awarded his Ph.D. in History in 1997 from U.W.I.  He became a Schools' Supervisor in the Ministry of Education in 2006.  He has served in the North-Eastern, Caroni, and Port of Spain Education Districts.  His posting before retirement was that of Supervisor in the office of the Chief Education Officer.  Dr. Tappin was President of the Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (2003-2006) and President of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (2003-2005). He was also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Education and sat on the Caribbean Examinations Council as the Trinidad and Tobago's representative for Principals (2003-2007).  Dr. Tappin is presently the Secretary of the Catholic Education Board of Management