Principal Of Yale To Retire
Paul Croke has announced his retirement as Principal of Yale in August this year.Mr. Croke will be retiring after nine years from his position as principal of Yale College in Wrexham. He had held the position since 2002
Mr Croke, has 38 years experience as an educator, in which time he was an overseer of a purple patch for Yale. it had received 19 Grade Ones during Mr Croke's time as Principal.
Mr Croke had this to say on his 9 years of service as Yale College Principal:
“I feel privileged to have been able to lead such an incredible college as Yale for the past nine years, It is certainly the highlight and culmination of my long career in the further education sector in Wales. I feel that together with the governors, management, staff and students, we have made excellent progress and that I am leaving behind a strong legacy for my successor.”
Mr Croke says he owes his success at Yale's Quest for Excellence initiative to his staff, management, and to his students, and to the professional attitude of them all.
Chairwoman of Yale's governing body, Carole O’Toole, said she was saddened at hearing the news of Mr Croke's retirement.
Chairman O’Toole also said: “His many successes as an outstanding and exceptional principal of Yale College are well documented in terms of examination results, Estyn grades and awards.”
Mr Croke has stated that the decision to retire was not easy to make, and that the decision had nothing to do with any of the possible changes that the College may face. The Kent State Graduate has held the position of principal at Swansea University, and also Gorseinon College. he had also held management positions at both Pontypool andSwansea Colleges.
The Principal had also stated that although he has worked at the best colleges in Wales, none compare to his experiences at Yale College.