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Carol P. Joseph

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Rector
Tenure on the Post 1st August, 2009 - April 2011
Preceded By Rev. D.A. Howard
Succeeded By Rev. Joy Halder

Mr Joseph's tenure at St. Paul's was a short (and controversial) one. He arrived at School on 25th July, 2009, but joined officially on the 1st August, 2010 as the new Rector. He left in April, 2011 among rumors that the Board of Governors was not satisfied by his performance.

Personal Life[edit]

Mr Joseph received his education from St. Francis College, Lucknow. He then did his Teacher's training course from Mount Hermon's College of Education, Darjeeling in the late 1980s. Later, he graduated from the Lucknow University and completed his Post Graduation in English from the Garwal University, Mussorie. His first teaching appointment was at La Martinere College, Lucknow, where he taught for six years. His next assignment was at Wynberg Allen, Mussorie, where he taught for a period of eight years. Thereafter, he joined Bishop Cotton School, Shimla as the Senior Master for two years, and then the Frank Anthony Public School, Calcutta as Head Master for two years.

Controversies[edit]

There were instances of

  • Protests by the domestic staff over his decision of not letting the children of the employees succeeding them in their jobs
  • Painting the school buildings grey (which was said to resemble the shade of St. Joseph's)
  • His plans of merging the Junior and Primary wing houses to the Senior wing house (thereby reducing total house numbers from 12 to 4)
  • His quick decisions and threats to suspend misbehaving/mischievous boys
  • His plans for Raffle draw, where whoever did not submit the raffle paper, albeit even blank, would be charged the full amount of Rs. 1000 (this being announced after the holidays during which the boys were to collect money for the draw)
  • Suspending anyone found bunking to Jordans, and
  • Mass suspension of 24 class 10 boys for bunking a day before the last of Final exams.