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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Outstanding teachers from all across the country were awarded during this year’s observance of Education Showcase 2017 on May 11, 2017. Awarded were eight teachers and school leaders that excelled in several categories including pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, special education, technical and vocational, as well as school leaders.

Claudia Smith was awarded Most Outstanding pre-primary school teacher 2016. Smith said “sometimes we are the teacher, sometimes we are the psychologist, sometimes we have to be the doctor, and sometimes we even have to play the mother and father.”

Patrick Faber, Minister of Education, expressed that he is aware of the “sacrifice, the selflessness, the dedication, and the great sense of responsibility that the teachers and school leaders bring”. He congratulated the awardees and thanked them on behalf of the ministry. The teaching profession is essential: they have the task of modeling the youth

Syannie Cawich was awarded Most Outstanding Primary School Teacher 2016; “I believe the children themselves make me an outstanding teacher,”. Keisha Gentle, who received the award for the 2016 Special Education teacher, encourages that the children be included.

The other outstanding 2016 teachers were Paul Kelly, secondary level, Erlin Puc, technical vocational level, and Leonard Morris, tertiary level. School leaders recognized were Dana Staine, Primary school leader, and Omar Top teachers awarded for 2016-2017Longsworth, secondary school leader.