10 Teachers added to the Royal Fidelity National Distinguished Teachers
Royal Fidelity in association with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation hosted the 3rd annual Royal Fidelity National Distinguished Teachers’ Awards, which culminated with an awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel. The heart of this community initiative is to award those outstanding members of the teaching profession who had lasting impacts on our children. The esteemed ten (10) were nominated by the general public, including peers, students and parents. Along with the title, the winning teachers received $2,000.00 and personalized plaques and portraits to commemorate the evening.
The winning teachers recognized were: Sandra Field-Kellman (Sunbeam Baby Care and Montessori), Trudy Rogers (The Rock Christian Primary School), Sherrill Yvette Ashby (St. Winifred’s School), Jennifer Sealy (Bay Primary), Andrew Lokey and Peter Corbin (St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School), Timothy Durant (Queen’s College), Kathy-Ann St.Hill (The Ann Hill School), Haajima Degia (Barbados Community College), and Maxine Thomas (Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic).
In addressing the guests which included members of the Ministry of Education, sponsors, awardees and other specially invited guests, Assistant Vice President at Royal Fidelity, Jillian Nunes commented, “As a society, it is critical that we both recognize and acknowledge that it is our teachers who lay the essential foundation for a person’s education. Royal Fidelity is committed to assisting with the creation of an educational environment where teachers and students alike can take full advantage of the modern online learning and teaching techniques which we believe are essential to propelling our development and competitive edge.”
Also in attendance was the Minister of Education, the Honourable Ronald Jones who noted, “Royal Fidelity must be lauded for their efforts in giving back to those excelling in the teaching profession amidst the economic challenges our country is facing.” Impressed at the growth the competition, Minister Jones expressed his expectancy of seeing even more teachers being nominated in the upcoming years.
In celebration of Royal Fidelity’s third year of hosting the awards, Royal Fidelity partnered with RBC Royal Bank, Neal & Massy, LIME and the Barbados Today, making this year’s competition a remarkable success. As an added incentive, and in accordance with Royal Fidelity’s vision for the implementation of online learning techniques, LIME awarded the school submitting the most nominations, Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary, with complimentary internet for one year. In addition, as is customary, nominators were given the opportunity to win cash prizes after submitting their nomination forms.