Inspiring Teachers Behind Cadets: Inspiring Teachers Behind Cadets Francelia Outten School of Employment - St. Augustine’s College Current Position – Head of Language Department at St. Augustine’s College Educational Background • • • • • Has been employed there since 1984 A teacher of Spanish and French for over 25 years Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Northeastern University Diploma in Education from C.O.B/U.W.I Master of Science degree in Psychology from California Coast University. David W. J. Lee M.A School of Employment - St. Andrews School Current Position – Language teacher at St. Andrews School Educational Background • M.A in French Translation • Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education • B.A Joint Honors in French and Anthropology •Worked in Japan as and EFL and French Teacher • For PGCE, spent year teaching in Wales UK. Advice to students - Languages give access to exciting new cultures and experiences. The Bahamas should embrace their cultural diversity and use it to make the teaching of French and Spanish relevant and interesting – E.g. Haitian and Cuban populations Ms. Michelle Andrea Carey School of Employment – Jordan/Prince Williams Baptist High School Current Position – Spanish Teacher a Prince Williams Baptist High School Educational Background • Graduate of Immaculate Conception High School • Shortwood Teacher’s College • University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica Vision - To see a bilingual society that caters to the frequent Hispanic visitors and that will equip its citizens to function in a global environment. Advice to students - Value the opportunity you have to learn a second language, especially in an island enticing to foreign investors. Samira Coleby School of Employment – Queen’s College Current Position – French Teacher and also part of QC’s Language Team Educational Back ground • 11 years of experience for Bahamian students Vision – To develop the French Language and to expand a European Culture in the Bahamas. Advice to students – Fluency in a language can take you to study in one of the best schools in Paris without any cost. Elthinia Christina Miller-Brooks School of Employment – Government High School Current Position – Language Teacher at Government High School Educational Background • Aquinas College • 4 GCE’s – English, History, Spanish and Biology • College of the Bahamas – Associates Degree in English and Spanish • Teacher’s Certificate Vision – For Spanish to be made mandatory in schools, in pursuit of the intention that is become the second language of the Bahamas. Advice to students - Don’t be afraid to speak the language. Do not hold back for fear of making a mistake. Watch foreign language channels on the local media and practice with others when ever the opportunity arises. Nadine Elizabeth Salmon School of Employment – St. John’s College Current Position – Spanish Teacher in the Modern Language Department of St. John’s College Educational Background • Bachelors Degree in Modern Languages, UWI, Mona • Post Graduate Diploma in Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at UWI • In progress – MSC. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education Programme at Nova Southeastern University, Florida Vision – To make learning a reality through motivation and teaching. Also to ensure that her students have opportunities to learn a foreign language, to encourage there participation in class and school activities. Advice to students – Travel and interact with Native speakers of the language Mrs. Charlotte Humes School of Employment – C.V. Bethel High School Current Position – Head of Department for Foreign Languages at C.V. Bethel High School Educational Background • Jordan Prince Williams School • Havergal College in Toronto Canada • Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Toronto • Diploma of Education from College of The Bahamas Patricia Romero School of Employment – C.R. Walker High School Current Position – Language Teacher of French at C.R. Walker Educational Background • • 14 years of teaching experience University of Costa Rica Vision – Breaking down barriers that separate people and helping them to draw closer to each other is an ideal and passion in life. It is my hope that as the numbers of bilingual persons increase, the need to learn languages will be passed from parents to their children at an early age, and that will motivate them to take the learning process of foreign languages at school seriously. Advice – Don’t be afraid to communicate, even if you make mistakes. Demetra Rolle School of Employment – Doris Johnson Senior High School Current Position – Spanish teacher of grades 1012, Coaches: Drama Club, Future Teachers of the Bahamas Program, Latin Dance Club and co-advises the Modern Language Club Background • Spanish teacher at Old Bight High School, Old Bight, Cat Island in 1999, for three years Vision – Teach and help children to discover new things about the world around them.