Meet Our Founder
Founder & CEO
Sashani Ewar-Cargill, 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. On her professional journey, she has garnered over 6 years of teaching experience working with early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2018, Sashani broke the over 10 years drought at Munro College in the Visual Arts department with a 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 led to the birth of REACH Educational Services. Realizing that the world is filled with remarkable professionals, teachers, and students, who needed a one-stop online avenue for academic growth and development, she decided to bring both entities together on an online platform thus creating REACH.
Get to know our highly qualified academic team who make learning effective and convenient while transforming education! Our network of tutors includes certified (early childhood, elementary, primary, middle, high school, and tertiary) teachers, college professors, experienced professionals with master’s degrees and doctorates, practitioners, and globally recognized individuals.
Roxanne Francis, M.Sc.
Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics, Pure Mathematics
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.
Jevanni Leamy, BSc.
Mathematics. Advanced Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Physics
Jevanni Leamy, is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Science and Education with a Double Major in Mathematics and Physics. He is currently a Primary Mathematics Coach at the Ministry of Education Youth and Information. Jevanni enjoys watching and playing football and cricket in his leisure time.
Miska Perue-Wynter, B.Ed.
English as a second Language (Esl)
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 an 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 immerse 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
Shelby McNeil-Tomlinson, B.Ed.
English Language, English Literature
Melda Brown, B.Ed.
English Language, Literature and Reading
Melda Brown is a graduate of the Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville, where she pursued her B.Ed. in secondary education specializing in English Language and Literature. As a passionate advocator for gender equality, she is a logophile bookworm whose love for literary works has been her biggest motivation and inspiration for the pursuit of her degree. She is a member of the institution’s Debate Society, the Art of Public Speaking Club, president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), and a mentor with the school’s mentorship program.
Outside of the classroom, Melda enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and spending time with her family. She leads her personal life by the philosophy: ‘Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.’ (Aristotle) and is motivated daily within her academic career by the quote: “In learning your will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” – Phil Collins
She is eager to meet and interact with her new students.
Dylan Ashman, B.Ed.
Reading, Language Arts, English Language, Literature, Spanish
Dylan Ashman is a graduate of Church Teachers College where he pursued studies leading to a
Bachelor of Education Degree (B. Ed cum laude) with an emphasis in Spanish, English Language, and Literature. He also holds a certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca, Spain. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the Freedom of the College Award: Church Teachers College, The Ken Gray Award for Teaching Innovations, The Edna Scott Cup for Teaching, and the Manchester Senior Citizens Award for Education. He is an editor, proofreader, and guest columnist in the Jamaican Gleaner. He currently serves as an Academic Coach for the Chester Youth Association and an Ambassador for the MOH COVID
Program. He enjoys sharing, lecturing, and presenting on matters that inspire critical thinking, personal reflection, and individual development in others.
Jesica Stefanetti, B.Sc.
Jessica has been an IB Chemistry teacher since 2008. She has worked as an internal assessment and extended essay supervisor and has over
14 years of teaching and online tutoring experience. She is an IB examiner and has experience tutoring chemistry since 2006. She works as a Chemistry reviewer for e-learning platforms and has
5 years experience as a university teacher.
Kadeem Bailey, B.Ed.
English Language, Literature, Communication Studies and Reading
Kadeem Bailey is a proud graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville where he earned a B.Ed. specializing in English Language and Literature. During this time, he served as an executive member of the college’s Performing Arts Club, Cultural Expressions Club, Art of Speaking Foundation as well as several other societies. He is a lover of all things creative and technological, and he is an avid poet and gamer. Kadeem has a deep-seated desire to positively impact those in his environment, especially students. This desire has led him down a path of continuous self-improvement and discovery. I live my life guided by the simple mantras: “Never give up” and “Do it to the best of your ability”. I am looking forward to bringing out the best in my students.
Nadya Averina, Dip.
Nadya is a certified linguist translator for Japanese, Russian and English. She completed a one-year internship at Chiba University (30 min. from Tokyo), where she studied Japanese. She wrote a research paper in Japanese on a linguistic topic. She successfully translated one contemporary Japanese composition. She has been working as a Japanese and Russian tutor for more than 3 years. She tailors her approach to each student and chooses materials based on their language level and abilities. She always tries to instill a love of the foreign language in her students. Her hobbies are ballroom dancing, yoga, reading original Japanese books, calligraphy and playing a Japanese musical instrument.
Derrick Logan, M.Sc.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Derrick attended Kingston College where he developed an affinity for the French language and became a member of the Alliance Française de la Jamaïque in Kingston. Derrick was the winner of the Ailsa Foster Cup competition, an event for high school students of the French language, organized by the Alliance Française and the French embassy. His passion for the language saw him obtaining a Grade A with Distinction in Oral at the GCE O’Level examination and Distinction at the GCE A-Level. Derrick also represented his school in the annual French drama festival, a brainchild of the Alliance Française.
Derrick holds an MSc Degree in Finance (University of London), a BSc in Hotel Management (University of the West Indies) and is CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) certified, having pursued a career specializing in computer networks.
Laura Kameka, B.Ed.
Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business
Laura Kameka is a graduate of The Mico University College in Kingston Jamaica, where she attained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Business education. She is presently a teacher of business at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, where she has been for over 21 years. In June 2021 she received the Lasco Chin Foundations Award in conjunction with The Jamaica Teaching Council, in recognition of outstanding service and initiative provided in the delivery of education during a pandemic. In 2022 at Glenmuir High School she is one of the recipients of the Chairman’s Distinguished Teacher Award for producing exceptional quality and the overall pass rate in Principles of Business and the school’s silver award for producing outstanding quality and overall pass rates in Accounting Unit 2. Laura’s philosophy of education is that each learner must first recognize ‘the goal’, then achievement is inevitable. Laura is a passionate educator with around 24 years of teaching experience. She is known as an adaptable and dedicated professional who traversed the sudden
change in the teaching and learning modality, yet overcame it with positive results. In Addition
to her academic pursuits, she appreciates time spent with family, playing the occasional badminton games, gardening at home and worshiping with loved ones.
Joel Borah, B.Ed.
Information technology, Computer Science
Joel is a passion-driven, humble and determined person whose philosophy of education is that every student must be actively engaged in their own learning through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning while developing their critical thinking skills by conducting guided research. Joel is a proud graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville where he gained a B.Ed. in Computer Science and Business Education.
Joel is also a lover of business and everything therein and this passion drove him to further his pursuit of excellence and completed another course in Small Business Management. His love for technology also drove him to complete another course from cisco, Introduction to Networks. In his spare time, he likes to socialize, shop online and create content in the field of photography and videography. Today he is proudly recognized as Joel Borah B.Ed., Certified
Network Technician and Business Manager.
Joan Myles-Thomas, M.Ed.
Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics
Joan holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has been a teacher for over 14 years. She is very passionate about teaching and seeks to create a comfortable learning environment for her students. She loves to research best practices in teaching and loves to collaborate with peers to improve her craft.
Rashid Cargill, B.Ed.
Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (BMED)
Rashid Cargill is a graduate of The Mico University College where he obtained his Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Industrial Technology. He has over 5 years of experience teaching Technical Drawing, Building Construction, and Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing 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 5 years period. He is the youngest individual who has successfully achieved this. Each year Rashid’s students have made the Caribbean and Jamaican merit list for both CSEC and CAPE. 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.”
Analese Palmer, B.Ed.
Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PEP
Analese Palmer is a graduate of Church Teacher’s College: Mandeville, where she persued a B.Ed in Primary Education. Her pedagogical perspective is that each child is unique and need a challenging educational environment in which to develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. It is her goal to establish an environment where students can reach their maximum potential. She believes that the function of a teacher is to act as a guide and that students should be able to make their own decisions career-wise and follow their own interests. Students require the opportunity to practice skills in a controlled setting. “A teacher, in my opinion, has a moral obligation to approach the classroom with the greatest possible expectations for each student, as a result optimizing the favourable outcomes that any self-fulfilling prophecy brings.”
Sasha-Gay Edwards, B.Ed
Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PEP
Ms. Sasha-Gay Edwards has been an educator for 3 years. She is a graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville, where she read for a Bachelor of Degree in Primary Education with a minor in Literacy. Before engaging in her current role as a tutor at Reach Educational Services, she served as a teacher at numerous schools at the primary level/ Primary Exit Profile with 85% passes. As a passionate activist, Ms. Edwards believes in a sound investment for our children which Spurs her sense of purpose in the educational diaspora. She was a member of the sign language, drama, and environmental clubs at the aforementioned institution. She is a devout God-fearing servant who also serves the community through voluntarism. On a lighter note, her favorite color is red and she’s a Mommy to one son, Tyrique.
Sharfua Fearon, B.Ed. (P)
Reading, Numeracy, Integrated Studies, Language Arts
Sharfua is a final year student at St Joseph’s Teachers’ College where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, she is a dedicated and zealous individual who strives to achieve her goals despite any adversity. Sharfua has gained over five years of experience teaching young children and makes it her daily duty to create and maintain an environment that is comfortable for the teaching and learning process. She believes that successful children become successful adults and goes above and beyond to ensure that all her students achieve this goal. Sharfua is a dependable and eager teacher and her passion and dedication are reflected in her work ethic. Sharfua follows the stipulated guidelines and curriculum and still manages to bring an edge and creativity to learning. She takes criticism well and promptly addresses any issues that will hinder her from growing professionally. She is very dynamic as she always utilizes the modern information learned in college as well as doing her own research to add to her level of uniqueness and precision as a teacher.
Kenisha Bennett, B.Ed.
Kenisha is a graduate of Church Teacher’s College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. She is an enthusiastic Science teacher, who is passionate about molding the minds of our future scientists.
Alreta Shearer-Sonlin, M.Ed.
Biology, Integrated Science, Agricultural Science, Human and Social Biology
Alreta Shearer-Sonlin holds a Certificate in Principalship, a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, an Associate Degree in Agricultural science and a Teaching Diploma in Education. She is a proud graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE). In these institutions of learning, she has gained a wealth of knowledge that she has been building on through experience and practice to bring about meaningful change in her students, equipping them to be 21st-century learners. She has been helping both adults and children to achieve academic success over the years. Alreta likes to incorporate new technological learning tools in her lessons that often excite her students to want to learn and to become interactive learners and critical thinkers. She is a motivated and highly result-driven educator with over twenty years of teaching experience in the sciences. Repeated success in agricultural science and biology at the CSEC level. Her philosophy is that education should be free for all and organized in such a way that will allow learners to develop an exploratory and discovery nature that will facilitate lifelong learning and enhance critical thinking. She is a Leader of the Westmoreland and Belmont Academy 4H club, as well as a member of a Women’s Group and Street People Feeding Programme in St. Elizabeth. She also has a passion for assisting and working with the less fortunate. She enjoys traveling, exchanging gifts, watching movies, and meeting people.
Duane Johnson, B.Sc.
Duane Johnson is a graduate of the University of Technology in Kingston Jamaica where he attained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Construction Management. Duane also graduated from The brown’s town community College where he attained a City and Guilds diploma in Construction technology. He has worked in the technical vocations field as a project manager refining his knowledge and skills which has helped him to transition into a career of teaching seamlessly. His teaching experience at the secondary level working with students from grades 7 to 11, has given him the opportunity to bring his passion for teaching and learning to the job, preparing CSEC students doing subjects within the technical vocational areas. During his time as an educator, He has been able to foster good qualities such as communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy, and patience towards his students. He believes having an engaging classroom presence, value in real-world learning, exchange of best practices, and a lifelong love of learning are pivotal for a Child’s development in the classroom. In addition on a personal note, he is a video game enthusiast, a lover of football and cooking, hobbies that further help to balance the core values of education and the simple values of enjoying life’s many pleasures.
Kecia-Daine Smith, B.Ed.
Social Studies, Geography
Hello everyone! My name is Kecia-Daine Smith. I am a vibrant and enthusiastic Geography and social studies teacher. I have a Bachelor’s in Education Geography and environmental studies. I have been teaching since 2016 from grades 7-11. I enjoy working with children and love educating generations about my subject area. I go by the motto “anything you put your mind to you can achieve”
Marsha Robinson, B.Ed
History, Social Studies
Marsha Robinson-Farquharson is a teacher of Caribbean History, Caribbean Studies and Social Studies, offering 9 years of Achievement in maintaining 100 percent passes in Caribbean History CSEC examinations and 100 percent passes Caribbean Studies CAPE in 2018 and has continued that trend ever since. She is a spirited, fundamentally motivated educator with a track record of creating a learning environment that is conducive to learning, mentoring students to reach their goals, creating curriculum; help in the formulation of the school’s curriculum goals and objectives. She is also deadline-oriented, and always prepared to go beyond the call of duty to ensure accuracy, quality of high standards, and productivity. As an educator, she strives to use gamification in lesson planning, curriculum delivery, and assessment in tandem with the policies of MOE, upholding the objectives of vision 2030. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona with a B.A. degree in History and Government and also a graduate of The University of Technology where she obtained her post-graduate diploma in Education. She has gained a wealth of knowledge as a facilitator from Manning’s, Maud McLeod High, and the First Center of Excellence, Belmont Academy. During the past eleven years, she has also been in the capacity of subject lead as well as a Seed maker for Cape Caribbean Studies. She has also acquired the skills of being a motivator and mentor, a team player, and the required methods to assist students as well as some of my colleagues in attaining levels of autonomy.
Gabriel McFarlane, B.Ed.
Mathematics and Science
Gabriel McFarlane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, specializing in Mathematics. She is a proud graduate of The Mico University College, where she has developed great pedagogical content knowledge and has gained experience in the public and private educational sectors. She demonstrates creative teaching methods and utilizes technology at its best. She believes that teaching helps students master their lifelong learning skills and feel safe in an environment where they can express themselves and thrive. Outside of the classroom, Gabriel also has a passion for volunteerism, as she partners with private organizations to help children in rural communities of children’s homes. She also enjoys reading, researching, and watching cartoons.
Shaniece Francis, B.Ed.
Mathematics. Advanced Mathematics, Pure Mathematics
An outgoing, ambitious, and confident individual, whose passion for young people and education is equally matched by her experience with them. Shaniece is a proud Honours graduate of Church Teacher’s College: Mandeville, high in the hills of Manchester. She completed her studies in secondary education with a specialization in of Double major Mathematics. She lives by the motto: “With God all things are possible.” Her philosophy is built on the premise that, “Every child can learn and every child must learn,” and as such she devises various strategies and techniques to aid students better understand concepts and ideas to be taught. Ms. Francis is a very optimistic and enthusiastically hardworking individual, who is purpose driven to accomplish her various goals she sets out in life. She enjoys watching movies, youth advocacy, community outreach and going to church.
Ashley Phillips, B.Sc.
Ashley holds an honors degree in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Ethnic Studies. She also holds certifications in SPSS (statistical software), and 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.
Carlton Nicholson, M.Ed.
Arts & Crafts, Visual Arts
Carlton Nicholson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona in Kingston Jamaica where he attained a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) with honors. 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 the development of their artistic ‘eye’. Beyond artistic pursuits he enjoys time with his family, officiating football games, playing volleyball, football, and basketball, and volunteering at his children’s school.
Career Readiness Coach
Meet our certified Guidance Counselor who will aid in making your academic journey a success!
Tena Turner-Thomas, M.Sc.
Tena Turner-Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Guidance and Counselling, a Teaching
Diploma in Secondary Education from The 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 an M.SC Student in Counselling and Social Work at the Mico University College. Tena is a Guidance Counsellor for over ten (10) years, who has played influential roles in aiding students to succeed such as Assistant Camp Manager, and Camp Counsellor at the Ministry of Education in Association with the National Education Trust and USAID Behaviour Modification Camp. She was named the 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.
Our Peer Tutors
Meet our team of high achieving students! Our peer tutors will assist you to increase self-confidence and self-efficacy while enhancing academic and social growth.
Hi I’m Jonathan. I’m based in Kingston, Jamaica. I’m currently a sixth-form student at Campion College, where I graduated 5th form with honors. I have experience in private tutoring in subjects such as CSEC Mathematics and Integrated Science, as well as GRE Mathematics. I am passionate about helping others, and in my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and playing basketball. Looking forward to getting to know you and having some fun learning sessions!
Professional Development Coaches
Constance Walcott, M.Ed.
Technology and Classroom Advancement
With Constance Walcott’s animated personality and ardent will to serve, there is no doubt that she will fulfill her mission to impact the world positively. She believes we all have a responsibility to tap into our calling because God created us with and for a purpose.
Constance Walcott has already started walking in her purpose as she is currently a Technology Integration Coach at Al Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait. She is also the owner of Sistrinz Boutique, an online clothing store, and Waltech Academy, where she helps educators and schools to improve their teaching and learning experience through coaching, trainings, and professional development. She holds a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the American College of Education and a Bachelor of Education in Computer Science from The Mico University College.
Constance explicitly aims to nurture young people into their best selves, and that explains why her number one goal is to share her knowledge, skills, and experiences inside and outside the classroom. With this hope of inspiring people, her great passion for education, and her love for her country, she founded the Education Jamaica Magazine. She commits to motivating, inspiring, and informing all educators and other stakeholders with quality and valuable resources through the magazine’s content.
Amongst vlogging, performing, and posting on the various social media platforms, Constance Walcott takes an interest in keeping current with the issues and topics within education. As such, she is able to adequately effectuate sharing her knowledge with others. Also, she is a firm believer in maintaining positive relationships with friends and families.
Keisha Morgan, MSc.
Effective Classroom Strategies and Practices, Editorial Services
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 her outstanding contribution to education and excellence in teaching. In 2019, she was named educator of distinction for excellence in teaching by the National Society of high school scholars in Georgia, U.S.A. Keisha has a record of accomplishment in guiding students and teachers to advance 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, playwriting, acting, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.
Amorkard Brown, B.Ed.
Becoming A master Teacher
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 Governor General’s Award for Excellence (2021), 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 a 100% pass rate annually in CSEC and CAPE Biology Examinations since he started his tenure in 2014. Amorkard believes that “Branding your teaching is the foremost important thing in becoming an effective teacher.“ Amorkard is currently 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 professional development. Amorkard believes that “Branding your teaching is the foremost important thing in becoming an effective teacher.“
Shadae Morgan, B.Ed.
Shadae Morgan is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica where she obtained a Bachelors of Education in Business and Computer Studies (Hons.) in 2018. She has over five (5) years of teaching experience and is currently a teacher at the St. Catherine High School where she teaches a number of subjects including: Principles of Business, Information Technology and Electronic Document Preparation and Management. Shadae has achieved over 90% passes
annually in CSEC examinations since she started her tenure at the institution. She is an executive member of the St. Catherine High School Professional Learning Community where she holds the post of Certifying Officer. Through this platform, she has held a number of training sessions on Creating and Designing the E-Portfolio using the Teacher Appraisal Instrument. She is also a member of the Cutting-Edge Collaborators Professional Learning Community in Quality Education Circle 62 (QEC 62). She is very enthusiastic about professional growth and development and as such, holds certifications from the Jamaica Teaching Council in Teaching to Reach Boys, Strategies for Exciting Reluctant Learners and Appraising Your Way to Excellence; amongst others. She is also a JTC Trained Mentor and therefore a member of the Mentor’s Association of Jamaica. She is a Certified Adobe Creative Educator and also holds certifications from the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) in Video Production Essentials as well as Designing Instructional Media. Her educational
philosophy is guided by the words of the great Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful
tool which can be used to change the world”.
Tena Turner-Thomas, M.Sc.
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.
Dezric Beckford, MSc.
Marketing Your Professional Brand
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.
Lesson Plan Writers
Meet our team of educators who create lesson plans based on your subject area and your school’s requirements.
Thea-Rachelle Flemmings, BEd.
Home Economics, Fashion, Food & Nutrition, Textile Clothing, Health & Family Resource Management
Thea-Rachelle’s philosophy in education is that there are, five key guiding components that promote learning. The instructor is a guide to learning and should incorporate various instructions in teaching and learning that will meet all students at their learning needs. Access to hands-on activities is required for students to actively participate in learning. Students should have options, allowing their curiosity to guide their learning. Students must have the chance to practice their skills in a secure setting. The entire cycle of learners must embrace technology, from administration to the students. All students through a collaborative effort should learn without bias through various means to develop their abilities.
Thea-Rachelle holds a BEd. in Family and Consumer Studies majoring in Food and Health and now pursuing a Master of Education in Special Education. She has over 15 years of experience and has taught all disciplines of Home Economics, such as Textiles Clothing, Fashion, Food Nutrition, and Health and Family Resource Management. She is a team player and value collaboration in the workspace. Thea-Rachelle held first place in the Katalyst School competition on product development, is the facilitator of the 4 H club, is a certified events planner, and has attained two leadership certificates in middle management NCEL. She has been awarded teacher of the year and Department of the year while leading her team. Her hobby is training and mentoring students in Food Service Management aiming for first-class service in the food industry