Excellence in Education Awards 2012
‘Celebrating Excellence in Education’
That was the theme of this year’s Excellence in Education Award by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, and the National Bank of Dominica.
Excellent principals and teachers play a deciding role in realizing the goals of our education system.
Chief Education Officer, Mr. Stephenson Hyacinth, says the Ministry is not only looking at education as a right but emphasizing the qualitative improvement in the teaching and learning process in our schools.
He says it takes a dynamic principal and the caring touch of a good committed excellent teacher to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Featured speaker, Mrs. Alma Cools-Lartigue, says education is imperative to every human who wishes to be a productive member of society.
To be a teacher is to dedicate one’s self to what is arguably the most challenging and appreciative profession.
She says you should teach because you understand the extraordinary role teachers play in the lives of children, from their formative years and for the rest of their lives.
Sr. Anita Peter won the award for Outstanding Primary School Principal.
Mrs. Josephine Dublin took the award for Outstanding Secondary School Principal.
Ms. Dawn Darroux from the Belles Primary School took the award for Outstanding Promising Teacher in the Primary School.
As a former teacher, the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt, knows how the work teachers do can impact the lives of the students and how they job that they do can have far reaching effects on the society.
A tribute was also given to the Educators.