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Meet Our Founder

Sashani Ewar a dreamer by nature, has charted her own career path as a Visual Arts educator, entrepreneur and content creator. Her educational background nurtured her into becoming the driven, disciplined and charismatic woman that she is today. A Jamaican born into excellence, Sashani is a proud graduate of Rusea’s High School and The Mico University College.

On her journey as an educator, she worked at Munro College and Cherryvale Elementary. In 2018, Sashani broke the over 10 years drought at Munro College in the Visual Arts department with 100% success rate in the CSEC Examination and became the youngest and second female in the department to do so. In 2020, Sashani was recognized as Induction Teacher of the Year for Cherryvale Elementary and was nominated as Induction Teacher of the Year for Sumter School District, South Carolina. In 2021, Sashani was nominated as Teacher of the Year for Cherryvale Elementary.

It was while working to create better experiences for herself through education and her fierce desire to explore every inch of the planet that lead to the birth of REACH Educational Services. Realizing that the world is filled with remarkable teachers and students needed a one stop academic online avenue for academic growth and development, she decided to bring both entities together on an online platform thus creating REACH.

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Sashani Ewar

Founder & CEO

Education Consultants

Get to know our versatile academic advisors! Our consultants are certified teachers with over 30 years of teaching experiences combined and have been recognized globally.

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Amorkard Brown, B.Ed.

Education Consultant & Master Teacher

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Amorkard Brown is a graduate of The University of the West Indies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education (botany and zoology). He is an effective leader that has earned many accolades. He is the Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Leadership (2013), Teacher of the Year (2019), Lasco Ambassador and currently the Youngest Master Teacher in Jamaica. Aside from his many achievements, he is a teacher of Biology at Munro College and he is from the beautiful country of Jamaica. Amorkard has tailored the path of success in receiving 100% pass rate annually in CSEC and CAPE Biology Examinations since he has started his tenure in 2014. Amorkard believes that, “Branding your teaching is the foremost important thing in becoming an effective teacher.“

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Keisha Morgan, MSc.

Education consultant

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Keisha Morgan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from The University of the West Indies and a Master of Science degree in Teaching and Learning from the Nova Southeastern University in the United States. Keisha is the 2012 recipient of the award for Significant Leadership for the parish of Manchester in the Governor General’s Achievement Awards Program and the second runner up in the Lasco Teacher of the Year Awards Program for 2013. In that same year, Carlong Publishers Limited and the Jamaica Teaching Council also recognized her for outstanding
contribution to education and excellence in teaching. In 2019, she was named educator of distinction for excellence in teaching from the National Society of high school scholars in Georgia, U.S.A. 

Our Tutors

Get to know our highly qualified team of tutors! Our network of tutors includes certified teachers, college professors and professionals with Masters Degrees.

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Dahlia Konnert, B.A.

Early Childhood

USA

Dahlia Konnert is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature & Composition. Dahalia’s teaching career is embellished with accolades. She is the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Cherryvale Elementary in South Carolina and  the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for Roberts- Naylor K-8 School in Arizona. She is an elementary school teacher with a passion for teaching literacy and English as a second language. She has taught for seven years in four different states and in three different countries. Dahlia has taught students in the following grades: first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. As a military spouse she enjoys moving and meeting people from all over the world! In her free time, Dahlia enjoys being outdoors! She loves backpacking, kayaking, and hiking!

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Cameil Campbell- Jackson, B.Ed.

Early Childhood

jamaica

Cameil Campbell-Jackson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies. Among her many other outstanding attributes worthy of mention are those of her passion for working with young children and her innate zeal to contribute significantly to the their holistic development. Outside of teaching and learning, Cameil is a very active member in her community as a peer leader, member of the Divine Ecstasy Gospel Band, master of ceremonies, motivational speaker, blogger and content creator for Early Childhood Gems. Along with her other accolades, Cameil is the Youth Ambassador for the parish of Hanover through the Governor General’s ‘I Believe Initiative’ and is a recipient of the Governor General’s Achievement Awards.

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Mikaye Wright, M.Sc

Sociology

Jamaica

Mikaye Wright is a youthful, fun, humble and energetic Sociology teacher of 2 years. She currently resides in the beautiful tropical island of Jamaica, where she enjoys cooking, creating PowerPoint presentations and conducting social research. Even though her career as a teacher has been short, Mikaye has a track record of 100% pass rate for all classes. Her qualifications comprises of a MSc. in Sociology from the University of the West Indies, BSc. in Social Policy and Development (Major) & Management Studies & Criminology (Minor), TEFL certificate and an Associate Degree in General Studies.

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Davy Thomas, B.A.

Geography, Caribbean Studies

USA

Davy Thomas is equipped with over ten (10) years of teaching experience in Geography and Caribbean Studies up to the CSEC and CAPE level. Davy graduated from The University of the West Indies with a Bachelor’s Degree  in Geography. Davy has a teaching Diploma from City & Guilds, London, England, and  Advance Technical Certificates in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Instructional Technology from Broward College, Florida, USA.  When Davy is not in teaching, he is coaching youth soccer, working with student athletes and engaging them in health and fitness activities. Davy believes in, “Balancing a strong mind with a strong body.”

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Ashley Phillips, B.Sc.

Psychology

Jamaica

 Ashley holds a honors degree in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Ethnic Studies. She also holds certifications in SPSS (statistical software), Microsoft Excel, conducting research with human participants, facilitating difficult conversations and effective listening. In 2018, Lawrence University bestowed her with the Edwin H. Olson Award in Human Services Award for being one of the two best  psychology seniors and having the potential to make significant contributions to mental health. She also received the Gervais E. & Mary K. Reed Senior Award for exemplifying and/or demonstrating academic achievement, service to others and commitment to the common good. For more than five years, she has tutored persons from all over the world with different first languages, diverse educational and research interests, and a wide range of learning styles and speeds. Ashley is confident that we can work together to explain and understand any topic or concept, improve note-taking and studying skills, or develop any research paper that you would like to work on. Outside of tutoring, Ashley is a business owner, enjoys listening to almost all genres of music and loves to visit rivers across Jamaica.

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Stacy-Ann Murray, MSc.

Communication Studies, English Language, Sociology

Jamaica

Stacy-Ann Murray has a BA in Linguistics and Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Training. She also completed a MSc. In Workforce Training and Education. She has experience in teaching Business Communication, Communication 1, Communication 2, Oral Communication, Business Ethics and Introduction to Critical Thinking. She possesses over 5 years of experience in the teaching and learning field. When Stacy-Ann is not molding young minds, she is reading, listening to music and dancing. 

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Miska Perue, B.Ed.

English as a second Language (Esl)

USA

Miska is an alumna of Northern Caribbean University. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Teacher Education, emphasizing in English Literature and minoring in Spanish. She is a certified TEFL tutor. Miska is quite the enthusiast when it comes on to learning about different cultures. It was this enthusiasm that propelled her to venture across the world to China, where she engulfed herself in a TEFL role. Through this experience, Miska not only refined her ESL teaching skills, but was also able to immersed herself in the Chinese culture and their teaching and learning styles. Miska’s lives by the quote “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Aleisha Brown- Bucknor, B.Ed.

English Language

Jamaica

Aleisha Brown-Bucknor is an alumna of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College and The University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica where she attained her Teaching Diploma and B.Ed. in English Language Education respectively. She has over seven (7) years of experience teaching both English Language and Literature. Aleisha was awarded for her contribution to the development of the Humanities Department in 2016 at the Grange Hill High School. Among her other awards are that of Best Classroom 2013, Outstanding Record Keeping 2014-15 and the World’s Best Teacher 2014. Outside of the classroom, Aleisha enjoys dancing, singing and spending time with her family. Aleisha is motivated daily by Phil Collin’s quote that states, “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
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Chinelo Ofoche, BA.

Japanese, ESL

USA

Chinelo  is an educator and researcher. Much of her education is centered around biology and mathematics, however she is also very skilled in the Japanese language. She currently has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences, and has conducted neurological research in Tokyo, Japan. Much of her time following her degree was used to gain experience in teaching and to improve on her Japanese skills. However that time was also used to indulge in her hobbies, which are traveling, cooking, martial arts, studying cultures and their histories, and writing. Chinelo is excited to help you to learn not only a language but a culture! 

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Rashid Cargill, B.Ed.

Technical Drawing

Jamaica

Rashid Cargill is a graduate of The Mico University College where he obtained his Bachelor of Education with specialization in Industrial Technology . He has over 3 years experience teaching Technical Drawing and Building Construction at Ardenne High School. Rashid has successfully nurtured his students to attain 100% passes in CSEC and CAPE in the respective subject areas over the 3 years period. He is the youngest individual who has successful achieved this. When Rashid is not teaching, he is either playing and streaming Fifa or cooking for friends and family. Rashid lives by Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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Sophia Thomas, M.Ed.

Spanish

USA

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A Spanish teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. Sophia grew up in Venezuela where she learnt to speak Spanish fluently. Upon returning to Jamaica, she enrolled in the Spanish Linguistics Program at Shortwood Teachers’ College, where she attained a Diploma in Secondary Education and graduated with Credit. She then enrolled at the University of the West Indies, Mona where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Spanish. Sophia completed a Master’s degree in ESOL at American College of Education and a Graduate Certificate course in Spanish at Westfield State University. Sophia enjoys speaking Spanish, listening to music, dancing Salsa and socializing. Teaching is her passion and she is driven to make my students succeed. 
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Danielle Bandoo-Vaz, B.Sc

Spanish

Jamaica

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences from the University of the West
Indies and a Diploma in Primary Spanish Education from Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. She has almost ten years of experience teaching Spanish and other subject areas to students of ages five to twelve years. Señora Vaz  was awarded for her indelible contribution as one of the Most Outstanding Grade Six Teachers, Most Outstanding Peer Leader and Most Adaptable Teacher in proactively navigating the teaching-learning arena in the 2020 pandemic.  She has trained and prepared students to represent their school at many social events, as well as to secure goal-medal performances in Jamaica’s National Spanish Festivals over the years. In her leisure time, Danielle enjoys hosting game nights, exploring the outdoors, painting, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and watching the sun disappear over the horizon. She is eager to meet her new students! ¡Vamos a aprender Español!

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Alicia Christie, LLB

Law

Jamaica

Alicia Christie is an Attorney-at Law whose mantra is through persistence and perseverance every dream can be achieved. Her love for the law started to be honed into what can be described as a success story. She graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica where she pursued her Bachelor of Law. Through hard work and diligence, she later gained acceptance at the Norman Manley Law School and completed her studies in September 2018. She was called to the Jamaican Bar on December 18, 2018.  Alicia’s journey is embellished with volunteering and assisting youths. At the University of Technology, Jamaica, she was the Program Coordinator for the Chapter of Jamaican for Justice, member of the United Debate on Public Speaking and also a member of the Faculty of Law netball team and chorale. She was awarded a certificate for outstanding contribution to student development. She enjoys writing poetry, singing, cooking and baking. Her areas of practice includes Civil Law, Personal Injury Law, Estate and Administration, Family Law, Real Property and Conveyancing.

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Brennan Corley, BSc.

2D Digital Animation

USA

An “Artist Inspiring Creativity”, Brennan Corley is an Illustrator and Animator with an amped up imagination. He is an alumni of Full Sail University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Animation. While attending Full Sail, he was a co-founder of the Stop Motion Animation Club known as SMAC. He is the creator of the JAX Animation group on Facebook, and is currently working on a short animated series for his YouTube channel. He grew up drawing, watching cartoons and anime, and aspired for his creations to come to life. Animation, which is the illusion of life, was the medium that opened the path to Brennan’s creative adventure. He sought out Full Sail because he believed it would assist him on his path to becoming an Animator. He acquired those skills, and also became very acquainted with the work ethic the animation industry requires. Outside of drawing, Brennan teaches and trains youth basketball. He also likes to drum, dance, make music, and enjoys photography and videography.

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Carlton Nicholson, M.Ed.

Arts & Crafts, Visual Arts

Jamaica

Carlton Nicholson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona in Kingston Jamaica where he attained a Masters degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) with honours. Carlton also graduated from The Mico University College where he attained a Bachelor in Education with Specialization in Visual Arts and a Diploma in Primary Education. His teaching experience spans the last 24 years at the secondary level working with students from grades 7 to 13, preparing both CSEC (Visual arts) and Cape (Art & Design) students with an exceptional pass rate each year. He teaches art from his heart building self-esteem in his students and challenging them to find their inner artist. He also believes that through the process of doing art, individuals experience creative thinking, problem solving and development of their artistic ‘eye’. Beyond artistic pursuits he enjoys time with his family, officiating football games, playing volleyball, football, basketball and volunteering at his children’s school.

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Nadine Clemetson, M.Ed.

Arts & Crafts, Visual Arts

Jamaica

Nadine Clemetson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona in Kingston Jamaica where she attained a Masters degree in Leadership in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Workforce Development (WFD) with distinction. Nadine also graduated from The Mico University College where she attained a Bachelors in Education with Specialization in Visual Arts. Nadine has taught at the secondary level for 4 years where she managed to attain excellent CSEC and CAPE passes in Visual arts and Cape Art and Design. Her 24 distinctions in CAPE Art and Design over a three year period is one of the highlights of her career at the secondary level. Nadine is now an accomplished lecturer at The Mico University College in Jamaica where she prepares young student teachers to become optimally rounded in the classroom. As a Young and opinionated individual she enjoys conversing with colleagues about topical issues affecting Jamaica and the world. In her speared time she finds it fitting to read, watch Netflix, surf the internet and creating content for her YouTube Channel.

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Jenile Blackstock, B.Ed.

Principles of Accounts, Economics

Jamaica

Jenile is a humanitarian at heart and a passionate teacher. Her love for people and teaching has
channeled her journey through the field of education. Jenile has been a Business Education teacher for the past 6 years. During those years, 
she has taught Principles of Accounts for five (5) years and Economics for the past two (2) years respectively. Her  professional portfolio entails a Bachelor of Education Secondary with Specialization in Business Education, Project Management Certification, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certification level 1. Jenile enjoys listening motivational audios, debates, reading and skipping.

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Georgiann Brown, Dip.

Information Technology, Principles of Business

Jamaica

Georgiann Brown holds a Diploma in Secondary Education (Business and Computer Studies) obtained from Bethlehem Moravian College and also a Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) Certificate from Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI).  Georgiann has been in the educational field for over 6 years. She is a teacher of Information Technology, Principles of Business at the CSEC level and Data Operation instructor for HEART TRUST NTA. At Garvey Maceo High School, she has broken the stagnant  average of 55% passing rate for Information Technology in the CSEC examinations. Her hobbies are centered around dancing, singing, helping others and and having a good time. Georgiann believes that “If you aim high and choose wisely you will persevere especially if you add a little hard work and determination.”

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Keith Nare, MSc.

Civil Engineering, Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

South Africa

Keith Nare is a graduate from the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa where he attained a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Biochemistry, BSc Honors in Chemistry, Master of Science in Chemistry with applications in Civil Engineering. He  has over 7 years of teaching experience. He was the first ever Research Associate at the South African National Road Agency Limited, a role in which he trained and coached Civil Engineering students from all over South Africa for about 2 and a half years. He recently completed a visiting Research Associate position at the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre at the University of Nottingham in England and is currently completing his PhD in Chemistry with applications in sustainable materials for road construction. Keith believes in the beauty of diversity and learning new cultures and he enjoys teaching students from all grades as he is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and much more easier to grasp. He enjoys cycling and when he is not busy he normally is on the road cycling but also very keen on nature trail works, art and sport.

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Jashema Panapa, MSc.

Mathematics

Jamaica

Jashema Panapa is a nine-year elementary education teacher who began teaching at Brockington Elementary School. She is currently at Cherryvale Elementary, where she teaches all subjects at the third grade level. Jashema has served as a member of the School Improvement Council, a mentor, and cooperating teacher to undergraduate students. Jashema earned a Masters in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. Since then, she has earned certification/qualifications as a Google Educator, certification in NearPod, Promethean presenter, and an Arts in Curriculum presenter. She enjoys all things tech, incorporating them in her lessons, being active, and bonding/working with her students. It is her belief that combining these factors during learning, play an integral part in the success of her students.

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Roxanne Francis, M.Sc.

Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics

Jamaica

An adage Roxanne always cherished and lived by is one written by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” As such, Roxanne has led a life championing the idea that one of the greatest drivers of empowerment is education. This has influenced her interaction with her students over the years as she always encouraged the need to never be mediocre in their approach to anything, but instead always putting their best effort in. Even in her academic career too, she wants to be able to contribute holistically to nation building as an advocate for Mathematics and its grave importance, and the need for more sustainable developmental opportunities for young people through pursuing higher education. Roxanne has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemistry with honors, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics with Distinction, all from the University of the West Indies. Apart from her life’s work in academia, she is a sociable person who loves to have fun and create memories with the people she loves. She loves God and knows that nothing is impossible for Him. Roxanne enjoys reading, eating out, binge watching Suits and traveling. She also enjoys nature and believes that the simple things in life are most important.

 

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Md. Mumtaz Alam Ansari, MSc.

Engineering Drawing, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

India

Mumtaz is an Assistant Professor who has over 7 years of teaching experience in Mechanical Engineering. Mumtaz has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Thermal. He is GATE qualified. His academic strengths are in Thermodynamics, Refrigeration and air conditioning, IC Engine, Power Plant Engineering, Heat transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Industrial Engineering, Operation Research, Engineering Drawing, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, Math and many more. Mumtaz describes his teaching quality as his strength. Mumtaz is a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student. He thoroughly enjoys working with students and encourages creative expression.

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Junior Roberts, BSc.

Physics

Jamaica

Junior Roberts attended the University of West Indies where he pursued a BSc. in Electronics
with a minor in Computer Science. Junior has over six years of experience teaching physics and has been teaching physics for over 2 years at a prominent high school in Jamaica. He is extremely passionate about the teaching of physics and constantly works to improve his delivery and engagement with students. He engages students in fun and dynamic manner ensuring students are fully engaged in his classes. Outside the classroom, he has spent the last 4 years helping students around the world grasp the challenging topics of physics via his Youtube Channel. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports watching movies and spending time with family. Mr. Roberts is a firm believer in hard work and lives by the quote “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.”

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Danielle Williams, BSc.

Biology, Science, Human & Social Biology

Jamaica

Danielle Williams began her teaching career volunteering at the St. Catherine High School, Jamaica, teaching Integrated Science and Biology to 7 th through 9 th grade students. She has tutored students for CSEC and CAPE Biology as well as at the university level General Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Parasitology. Danielle aspires to be a driving force behind the development of STEM in Jamaica. In pursuing this goal, Danielle has completed a BSc in Integrated Health Science at the University of Technology, Jamaica, a certificate in Phlebotomy from the Northern Caribbean University, and is pursuing a MSc in Biology at the Northern Caribbean University. Danielle has a strong passion for learning and discovering new concepts and lives by the mantra “Whatever I do not know, I will learn.” In her spare time Danielle can be found watching sci-fi movies, in the kitchen, or playing with her three beautiful dogs.

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Kuchipudi Suresh, M.Sc.

Biology

India

Kuchipudi Suresh is a graduate of Kakatiya University where he achieved a Master of Science in Plant Science. Kuchipudi has over 10 years of teaching experience. He has taught as a Botany and Biology teacher at both the high school and junior college level. Simultaneously he has tutored students online from various countries such as Singapore, US, UK and New Zealand. Kuchipudi has experience teaching  Biology for SAT, AP-Biology, IGCSE and IBDP curricula.  His hobbies includes reading books, watching movies and spending his free time hanging out with my friends. 

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Kerieda Rowe, BSc.

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Human and Social Biology, Science

Jamaica

Kerieda Rowe is a science teacher with a difference! Having over 13 years of teaching experience; Kerieda has successfully taught almost all of the key science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Human and Social Biology, Integrated Science) up to the CSEC level and tutored both CAPE Biology and CAPE Chemistry. Kerieda hails Northern Caribbean University as her alma mater; where she earned an ASc in Biology (Hons) and a BSc in Medical Technology (Hons). She has an Advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning from the City & Guilds of London. When she is not engaging in pedagogy, she is hanging out with her family, watching movies and inspirational videos, singing, listening to music, dancing and learning new things.
 

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Tena Turner-Thomas, B.Sc.

Guidance Counselor

Jamaica

Tena Turner-Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Guidance and Counselling, a Teaching
Diploma in Secondary Education from Mico University College, Certificate in Art Therapy from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts . With a passion for excellence, she is currently a M.SC Student in Counselling and Social Work at the Mico University College. Tena is a Guidance Counsellor for ten (10) years , who has played influential roles in aiding students succeed such as Assistant Camp Manager, Camp Counsellor at the Ministry of Education in Association with the National Education Trust and USAID Behaviour Modification Camp. She was named best female counsellor of the camp. Equally, she has served on the Trauma Team for the Region One Ministry of Education Guidance and Counselling unit between 2017-2019. Likewise, a Lecturer/Facilitator at the HEART TRUST NSTA as a Lecturer in the HOPE Service Corp and the YEDAI Programme covering topics such as Career Development, Conflict management, Self-Development, and Family life Management. When Tena is not in teaching/counselling, she is singing, a Cub-scout leader registered with the Scout Association of Jamaica and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Young professionals St. Andrew, Jamaica.

Professional Development Coaches

Meet our team of qualified coaches! Our team of coaches will aid in transforming, empowering and inspiring you to reach your maximum potential.
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Amorkard Brown, B.Ed.

Becoming A master Teacher

Jamaica

Amorkard Brown is a graduate of The University of the West Indies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education. He is an effective leader that has earned many accolades. He is the Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Leadership (2013), Teacher of the Year (2019), Lasco Ambassador and currently the Youngest Master Teacher in Jamaica. Amorkard currently is a panelist for Master Teachers of Jamaica. Amorkard has been conducting professional development trainings for over 5 years. He is the founder of JaTEACH which is a seminar that assists teachers with perfessional development. Amorkard believes that, “Branding your teaching is the foremost important thing in becoming an effective teacher.“

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Keisha Morgan, MSc.

Effective Classroom Strategies and Practices

USA

Keisha Morgan is a graduate of The University of the West Indies and the Nova Southeastern University where she obtained a Bachelor in Education degree in Spanish and a Master of Science degree in Teaching and Learning respectively. Keisha has a record of accomplishment of guiding students and teachers to advancing towards their goals. She spearheaded several workshops for students preparing for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations in Jamaica, which yielded excellent passes. She also facilitated professional development workshops for teachers on lesson planning, instructional strategies and understanding your students, in Jamaica and the United States. Keisha believes in the philosophy, “Teach children how to think, not what to think,”
Margaret Mead. Keisha also enjoys creative writing, play writing, acting, spending time with
family and friends and meeting new people.

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Shelly Ann James, B.Ed.

Technology and Classroom Advancement

Jamaica

Shelly Ann James is the Actg. Head of Department for the Computing & Information Technology and teacher of Information Technology and Principles of Accounts. She has garnered over 10 years of teaching experience in private and public institutions at the high school level. Shelly Ann holds a B.Ed. in Computer Science (Second Upper Class Honors) and a Diploma in Secondary Education specializing in Business and Computing.  She strongly believes in the effective integration of technology in our classroom and our daily lives, especially since it is no longer an option to consider but rather to unhesitatingly adopt in light of the issues we are faced. Shelly Ann believes that there is method for everyone to learn and once a person is willing to try, I’m willing to make it possible.
 
 
 
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Dezric Beckford, MSc.

Marketing Your Professional Brand

Jamaica

Dezric Beckford is an enthusiast for Organizational Diagnosis and Development. As the current Manager of Human Resource Management at the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority, he prides himself on providing an excellent platform through which employees can thrive and develop through several channels. As a HR Generalist, he has practiced in areas of Performance Management, Industrial/Employee Relations, Compensation Management, Training & Development and Organizational Diagnosis inter alia. He has conducted several presentations and training sessions on personal management and development and intricately attempts to unravel one’s truest potential through expertly designed programmes. Dezric holds a Bachelors of Law from The University of Technology and a MSc in Human Resources Development (Dist) from the University of the West Indies.

 
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Tena Turner-Thomas, B.Sc.

Stress Management

Jamaica

Tena Turner-Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Guidance and Counselling, a Teaching
Diploma in Secondary Education from Mico University College, Certificate in Art Therapy from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts . With a passion for excellence, she is currently a M.SC Student in Counselling and Social Work at the Mico University College. Tena is a Guidance Counsellor for ten (10) years , who has played influential roles in aiding students succeed such as Assistant Camp Manager, Camp Counsellor at the Ministry of Education in Association with the National Education Trust and USAID Behaviour Modification Camp. Equally, she has served on the Trauma Team for the Region One Ministry of Education Guidance and Counselling unit between 2017-2019. Likewise, a Lecturer/Facilitator at the HEART TRUST NSTA as a Lecturer in the HOPE Service Corp and the YEDAI Programme covering topics such as Career Development, Conflict management, Self-Development, and Family life Management. 

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