4Francelia Outten School of Employment - St. Augustine’s College Current Position – Head of Language Department at St. Augustine’s CollegeEducational BackgroundHas been employed there since 1984A teacher of Spanish and French for over 25 yearsBachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Northeastern UniversityDiploma in Education from C.O.B/U.W.IMaster of Science degree in Psychology from California Coast University.
5David W. J. Lee M.A School of Employment - St. Andrews School Current Position – Language teacher at St. Andrews SchoolEducational BackgroundM.A in French TranslationPost Graduate Certificate in Secondary EducationB.A Joint Honors in French and AnthropologyWorked in Japan as and EFL and French TeacherFor 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
6Ms. Michelle Andrea Carey School of Employment – Jordan/Prince Williams Baptist High SchoolCurrent Position – Spanish Teacher a Prince Williams Baptist High SchoolEducational BackgroundGraduate of Immaculate Conception High SchoolShortwood Teacher’s CollegeUniversity of the West Indies, Mona JamaicaVision - 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.
7Samira Coleby School of Employment – Queen’s College Current Position – French Teacher and also part of QC’s Language TeamEducational Back ground11 years of experience for Bahamian studentsVision – 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.
8Elthinia Christina Miller-Brooks School of Employment – Government High SchoolCurrent Position – Language Teacher at Government High SchoolEducational BackgroundAquinas College4 GCE’s – English, History, Spanish and BiologyCollege of the Bahamas – Associates Degree in English and SpanishTeacher’s CertificateVision – 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.
9Nadine Elizabeth Salmon School of Employment – St. John’s CollegeCurrent Position – Spanish Teacher in the Modern Language Department of St. John’s CollegeEducational BackgroundBachelors Degree in Modern Languages, UWI, MonaPost Graduate Diploma in Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at UWIIn progress – MSC. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education Programme at Nova Southeastern University, FloridaVision – 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
10Mrs. Charlotte Humes School of Employment – C.V. Bethel High School Current Position – Head of Department for Foreign Languages at C.V. Bethel High SchoolEducational BackgroundJordan Prince Williams SchoolHavergal College in Toronto CanadaBachelor of Arts Degree from University of TorontoDiploma of Education from College of The Bahamas
11Patricia Romero School of Employment – C.R. Walker High School Current Position – Language Teacher of French at C.R. WalkerEducational Background14 years of teaching experienceUniversity of Costa RicaVision – 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.
12Demetra Rolle School of Employment – Doris Johnson Senior High School Current Position – Spanish teacher of grades 10-12, Coaches: Drama Club, Future Teachers of the Bahamas Program, Latin Dance Club and co-advises the Modern Language ClubBackgroundSpanish teacher at Old Bight High School, Old Bight, Cat Island in 1999, for three yearsVision – Teach and help children to discover new things about the world around them.