Sunday, December 15, 2019
Timeline of Teachers
I would be severely ungrateful if i allowed the curtains to close on the night and not make a post
dedicated to my teachers. I have been shaped by many many hands! (No, this 185lbs of
awesomeness did not develop overnight).
My educational journey begun at church! Yup, sabbath school. At the age of two (2)
my mother was asked by Mrs. D. Campbell, to send me to church so she did.
I learnt several lessons in Sabbath School, shed many tears too. Because i was never
accepted in the cliques that were there. My Sabbath School teachers still play vital
roles in my life. They taught me the most important lessons i'd ever need to learn.
They taught me how to be faithful in what i do, they taught me how to lead; with the
let task that the gave me over the years, they gave me exposure but most
importantly, I was taught how to trust God even when the odds are against me. My
Sabbath school teachers are still important to me; to be honest i share a oving
relationship with them still.
As the years flew by it was time to move on to basic school; you know ABC's and 123's
are important! I attended the Effortville Basic School, the foundations to my
numeracy and literacy skills were properly laid, I must make special mention of
Mrs. D . Campbell (Stalwart); she's a influential, respectful woman. She is a dream
shaper, she was the first person to be me behind a microphone and i've loved it ever
since. My basic school teachers were awesome! I love them Mrs. J. Garrick, Mrs. A.
Esberry-Grey, Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Thomas and all the teachers at the Effortville basic school.
After acquired the basic numeracy and literacy skills it was time to move on and
expand my knowledge. (I graduated valedictorian of my basic school class by the
way). I moved on to the May Pen Primary school, i transitioned very well, i had an
awesome grade two teacher Mrs. Gayle, and amazing grade four teacher Mrs.
Thompson. While, at May Pen Primary i was in the G stream (bright class on the red
tie shift) up until grade six (6). Yes, it look like my grades fell. I was a bit devastated
but i enjoyed the class that i was in, that's where i met my best friend Danielle
Falconer. Danielle and I passed for the most prestigious high school in Clarendon,
Denbigh High School. During my Tenure at this noble institution, I encountered some
phenomenal women; since this post is entitled a timeline of Teachers its best if I
start at grade 7. Fresh out of primary school, full of energy i met Miss Bent (now Mrs.
Christian). She stood approximately 5ft 6 inches tall, relatively fair complexion, tall
hair and bright eyes. Though she was short in stature, her voice was as tall as the
twin towers. She was stern and meant business! Science was her specialty. Miss Bent w
is a woman of order, discipline and excellence! She instilled this philosophy in us; It is
not my aptitude, but my attitude which determines my altitude in life. To this
date, that quote lives with me (thank you miss). With this quote embedded in my
heart I have approached life positively.
Miss Bent did something for me i don't even think she remembers. While we were in
first form, she had a little artificial flowers on her desk that should be taken to the
biology lab every evening and taken back to the class every morning. She placed me
in charge! Man, I took pride in carrying out that duty; I would run for it in the
mornings and hurry to carry it up after school. Out of this i can safely say it taught
me the importance of being responsible. Mrs. Bent-Christian I would like to thank
you; thank you for being awesome, thank you for the punishments that you
gave to us (who could forget those evenings picking up garbage and writing
lines lol). You are still prized in my heart as important. Thank you and i wish you
many more successes in your teaching career. While carrying out my little task with
the flowers in first form, i met a teacher in the biology lab name Mrs. Battiste. I
fell instantly in lived with Mrs. B and wanted her to teach me so badly. But lets wait
hear more about Mrs. B later on.
I moved on to grades 8, 9, 10,11 and 6th form man I so rough days, tearful days,
hungry days but that side of the story is for another blog post. Throughout the
teachers such as Mrs. Gordon-Denton, Miss. Webb, Mr. Annakie, Mr. Sitladdin, Mr.
Johnson, Mr. Elliot, Mr. Dawkins, Miss Clayton, Mrs. Clarke Miss. A. Thomas, Mrs.
Rose-Campbell, Miss Mennel, Mrs. I Mchayle, Mrs. Palmer. Man! they were all
awesome. I must make special mention of Mrs. Chambers-Brown and Mrs. Battiste,