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About our principal

priscilla were

Growing up as a child, the values system first took root in Mrs. Priscilla Were who upon becoming a teacher decided to pass them on to her students. Her teaching career started as an untrained teacher after her A Levels. She was only 22 years old then. On her shoulders, was also the task of starting St. Annes Kisoko High School. The school is still thriving under what she calls ‘the Were magic.’

Mrs. Were is a pioneer of a unique model of raising aspirations and attainment levels in students from underprivileged communities. She was a teacher for 31 years, which took her through being a deputy principal for two years and later, a principal for 29 years in Bunyore Girls High School 1975-1992 and Lugulu Girls High School 1992-2004. Both schools have since risen to national schools status. She managed to transform the two schools in character and academic achievement and moved them to top 10 ranking nationally.

She was a Commissioner with the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC), the teacher employer body, for three years before taking over Butere High School in 2011. Her experience both as a teacher and as a commissioner enabled her to understand the education system from all angles. Her passion for values has its foundation in the African Traditional Education in which she was coached and mentored into up to the age of 16. For hobbies, she authored “The Kenyan We Want” a book on values and “Rekindling Education in Kenya” a book on values nurtured in the education system.