The author (OCT, MEd, BEd) has been a trained educator since 2001. Her professional journey began before she received formal training in education. As early as age eleven, she was very instrumental in helping to teach adults to read at her hometown community development center. She also taught adults to crochet, a skill she acquired from watching her mother crocheting many pieces of art.
Having helped many people to acquire knowledge in a simple, caring manner, in 1996 news about her ability to teach students struggling with accounts and business reached the ears of a principal of a private academic institution. He offered her, her first teaching job. She taught accounts, principles of business, typing, social studies, history, human and social biology. Most of the students taught by the author at that institution got high passes in the two major external examinations of the time, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and Cambridge O Levels (GCE). Having seen much success from her efforts, she decided it was time to get formal training.
In 1998, the author enrolled in the teacher training program at Teachers’ College in Jamaica. There she obtained a diploma in teacher education in the secondary division, with a specialization in history and social studies. She joined the Jamaican teaching service in 2001 after graduating from Teacher’s College with a credit diploma.
Continuing on the journey of education, in 2006 she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education and school librarianship from a university in Jamaica. In 2018, she graduated from university in Canada with a master’s degree in education. In Canada, she also acquired credentials in food services and immigration consultancy from two of Canada’s leading public colleges.
The author currently lives in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She is a precious jewel in God’s sight. She is married with one child. She is also a devoted Christian who believes in giving back to her community. She has volunteered with several organizations whose mission and vision are set out to help the less fortunate to become valuable citizens in society.