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Principal and CEO

Originally from Wales, Darryl is married to Milagros and is the father of two children, both of whom attend the school. Darryl began his career as a secondary school teacher in Kenya, but has spent the last nineteen years working in and leading international schools in Kenya, Venezuela and the USA before taking up his current post as Principal in August 2012.

An IB North America workshop leader (Mathematics), academy member and accreditation officer (IB, CIS and AdvancED), Darryl balances his work in education with a passion for rugby; continually trying, and occasionally succeeding, in dispelling the myth that he is too old to play. Darryl speaks English and Spanish.

Bachelor of Arts (with honors) (Economics), University of Essex
Post Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics), University of Leicester
Master of Arts (Educational Leadership & Management), University of Bath
Certificate of International Leadership (The Principals’ Training Center)

VICTORIA MAYERS 🇬🇧Head of Secondary
Vicky has a background in the UK secondary and tertiary education sector and entered it as a teacher of Business & Economics. She went on to teach these subjects, in addition to Accounts and Law, across her specialist age group of 14-19. She developed and delivered on both academic and vocational student pathways. She has also been an A-Level examiner and a mentor for those seeking professional qualifications. Having accrued seven years class room practice, she progressed to be part of a whole school senior-management team in a multi-cultural comprehensive secondary school in London catering for 1700 students as an Assistant Head Teacher for over seven years.

Bachelor of Arts (with honors) (Business) University of North London
Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Business & Economics Institute of Education, London
National Professional Qualification in Headship Strategic College of Leadership, London

ROB FULLER 🇦🇺Head of Primary
Rob was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, where he graduated from Deakin University with a B.Ed., B.App.Sc. (Hons.), and M.App.Sc. in Leadership. Initially he taught at primary and secondary schools in Melbourne, and then lectured at Tertiary level to B.Ed. students. For the past 14 years Rob has been employed at I.B. World Schools in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, where he has held senior management roles and taught PYP at various year levels. Outside of school, Rob’s interests include travel, photography, Caribbean history and culture, and sport. He particularly enjoys watching the Australian rugby team continue their 40-year dominance over the Welsh.

Bachelor of Education – Deakin University
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) – Deakin University
Master of Applied Science – Deakin University

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SUSANNE FISCHER 🇩🇪PYP Coordinator, PYP 5 Teacher
Susanne was born and raised in Germany. After receiving an honours degree in Primary Education from the University of Greenwich, she worked and lived in various countries, including the UK, US and Norway.

As a passionate IB PYP curriculum coordinator, she has frequented many international school conferences where she bubbled with enthusiasm for anything and everything related to the PYP. Susanne loves to encourage her school community ‘to take action’, especially in the field of environmental conservation and education.When she isn’t busy talking to coordinators and educators across the globe, she can be found in, on or under the water, either swimming, paddle boarding , kayaking or scuba diving. Her favourite Sunday afternoon activity is to organise beach clean ups – watch out for an invitation!

BA Primary Education (Hons) with QTS, specialised in Science & Technology
Certified Middle Manager
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator
NICOLA LEEDHAM 🇮🇪MYP Coordinator, MYP/DP Language and Literature Teacher, MYP Drama Teacher, TOK Teacher
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nicola lived in Europe, Canada and the States before immigrating to Barbados in 1998.

Nicola holds a PhD in English in which she specialized in the modern American and Afro-American novel and contemporary theatre. She has taught at The Codrington School for the past 7 years and her two sons are students in the PYP and MYP.

Bachelor of Arts (English) – University of Toronto
Master of Arts (English) – University of South Carolina
Doctor of Philosophy (English) – University of South Carolina
ECIS International Teacher Certificate, Cambridge
IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning

KIRSTY THOMAS 🇬🇧MYP/DP English Teacher
Kirsty was born in England. She has been teaching for 10 years, has worked in schools in the UK and comes to Codrington from The International School of Milan, Italy.

She has a passion for learning and, although her main love is English, she also enjoys exploring Drama and Film and has taken part in a number of amateur dramatic productions. In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys reading, traveling and trying new things.

BA (Hons) English from The University of Hull, UK
GTP/QTS – Hull Citywide DRB, UK

Chrystal is an established songwriter and arranger and has written winning compositions throughout the Caribbean. Her passion for the arts lead her to pursuing a degree in Music from the Barbados Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a double major in Film and Theatre with Honors.

She then graduated from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom with a Masters Degree in Media and Cultural Studies. Chrystal holds a Diploma in Education with Distinction from the Erdiston Teaching College in Barbados.

Associate of Arts (Music) – Barbados Community College, Barbados
Bachelor of Arts (Film & Theatre) – University of the West Indies. Barbados
Master of Arts (Media & Cultural Studies) – University of Sussex, England

OLIVER MARTIN 🇬🇧MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher
Oliver is from London and has has been teaching in a large secondary school there for 12 years. He has previous international teaching experience at a small IB school in Idaho, USA.

In addition to teaching Maths he coached rugby and ran the Outdoors Department in his previous school including all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Oliver is excited about the year round potential for outdoor pursuits here on the island and plans to resurrect his “surfing career”

Bachelor of Science (Geography) – University of Leeds
GTP/QTS – Bromley Schools Collegiate

MILAGROS ESTEBAN 🇻🇪MYP/DP Spanish Teacher & Head of Pastoral
Born in Madrid, Spain, and raised in Venezuela, I have been teaching Spanish in International schools for over twenty years, the last ten in IB World schools.

I have a passion for the language learning and firmly believe that every person can speak another language. It is merely a case of guiding that student out of their comfort zone and creating an environment and desire for self-expression, sharing and having fun. I am fluent in English and Spanish and have a love of animals and gardening.

Licenciada en Idiomas Modernos – Universidad de Metroplotina, Venezuela

Educated in the UK, Joanna graduated with her degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Manchester University, England. She moved into Business based both in London (UK) and Boston (US).
Educated in the UK, Joanna graduated with her degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Manchester University, England. Based out of London and Boston, she traveled extensively for business in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Joanna enjoys teaching and learning and has 13 years’ experience in international schools across the Caribbean and Asia. Experienced in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and British curricula, she has several years administrative experience. During this time, she has led initiatives within her schools and shared global techniques and her passion for education with her teams.

M(Ed) Open University, UK (in progress)
BA Economics (Hons), Manchester.UK
IB PYP Category 3s

DANIEL READ 🇬🇧MYP/DP History Teacher
Daniel was born and grew up just outside Manchester. His interest in History and Politics led to him studying them at Durham University. After extensive travelling he went on to teach English in South Korea and Japan before he returned to the UK and undertook his PGCSE in Manchester.

He has been Head of History at International Schools in Malaysia and El Salvador. He has a passion for playing golf and cricket and is a beloved follower of Manchester City football club.

BA Hons; History Philosophy and Politics, University of Durham, St Johns College
PGCSE; Manchester University

PEGGY BISPHAM 🇺🇸 🇧🇧PYP 4 Teacher
Peggy has been teaching for the past eighteen years, thirteen of which have been within the International Baccalaureate PYP Programme.  Before coming to Barbados in 2006, Peggy taught at the Luiz Munoz-Marin Elementary School in Brooklyn, New York, where she taught for five years.

Her philosophy of education is that all children are unique and as such should be taught in an environment where they can grow and build upon their prior knowledge in order to reach their full potential.  Peggy is a mother of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending every spare moment she can with them. She also enjoys making cold process soap, candles, photography and listening to music.

Bachelor of Arts (Elementary Education) – City University of New York – Brooklyn College
State of New York Teaching Certification

Born and raised in Canada, Heather lived in Asia for ten years before moving to Barbados in 2017. She has taught in Beijing and Hong Kong in addition to two years of teaching in Vancouver.

She is an experienced PYP and MYP Teacher who is passionate about creating a physical and digital environment where student agency thrives. Heather is enthusiastic to continue teaching the PYP 8 class at the Codrington school.

Bachelor of Arts (Geography) – University of Victoria
Bachelor of Education (Elementary) – University of British Columbia
Master of Educational Technology – University of British Columbia

Stephanie Brathwaite is an MYP science and the DP Biology teacher and has been an educator for over twenty five years, with most of that time spent in the private sector. She is from Barbados and is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Masters in Education in Testing and Measurement.

She was first introduced to the “IB way of life” while living in Venezuela where her children attended an IB school there. As a parent and an educator she became fully involved and has been passionate about it ever since.

When not in the classroom, she enjoys genealogical research, travelling and singing and has been involved in many choirs in Barbados, including The Cavite Chorale of the University of The West Indies, The Cecilian Singers and the Aeolian Singers. She is currently a member of the St. Cecilia Chorale and the Belle Voci Cantanti Singers.

B Sc. Biology (Honors) (UWI)
M Ed. Testing and Measurement (UWI)
Post Graduate Diploma in Theory and Practice – Science Education (Distinction) (UWI)

Caroline was born in the North East of France, right on the border of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. She went to study languages and films in Nancy, France and after her degree she moved to London to be a language assistant in a secondary school.

She then undertook a Graduate Teacher Programme in French and German. Caroline has seen herself in multiple positions of leadership during her time in the UK such as Acting Head of MFL, Head of French and EAL coordinator. She believes greatly in the power of cultural diversity where languages are taught to empower and open minds.

Caroline loves going to the gym, she is a long distance runner and has been training Muay Thai boxing for nearly 2 years. Caroline has a vivid passion for Photography and Film making, which will be put in practice while exploring the island. 

Master of Arts (with distinction) in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, University of the Arts London

Graduate Teaching Programme in Modern Foreign Languages (QTS), CILT (London)

Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Film Studies, University Nancy 2, Nancy (France)

Associate’s Degree in Media and Advertising, University Nancy 2, Nancy (France)

CARLA HINDS 🇩🇪PYP, MYP & DP Visual Arts Teacher
Carla considers herself as a life-long learner, a creative artist and a teacher by heart. She strongly believes in the power and importance of the arts in all children’s educational journey.

She has previously worked as a photo-editor at a daily newspaper and as a freelanced photographer and visual artist. As a photographer she traveled to many countries in the world and in 1993 she moved to Barbados. Through her daughter, a child with learning difficulties, she became interested and involved in education. Since 2002 Carla has been the art teacher for all students at the school.

Bachelor of Arts (Art & Photography) – Academy of Graphic Arts, Leipzig, Germany
College degree in Special Education – Erdiston Teachers Training College, Barbados
ECIS Award for the Promotion of International Education

Andy was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England. With a growing passion for sport as a youngster, Andy captained the school sports teams with a dedication to playing football and an enthusiastic runner.

Since qualifying as a PE teacher he has been teaching overseas in a number of countries including Thailand, Philippines, India, China and Turkey, and has gained a vast experience in teaching the British and IB curricula.
In his spare time Andy likes to stay fit and healthy and has a passion for music, travel and photography.

BA (QTS) Physical Education
University of Chichester

Barbara was born and raised in Canada and discovered her passion for education while teaching ESL in Japan. She returned to Canada to complete her teaching degree and spent the past 13 years teaching in the small town where she grew up. In addition to obtaining her Mathematics Specialist, she is also a qualified French Language teacher.

Building a connection with her school and local community has always been important to Barbara. Through athletics and community theatre, she has had many opportunities to build strong relationships with her students and neighbours. Barbara is very much looking forward to teaching in the PYP classroom and feels that it is the perfect fit for her.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Education Primary and Junior division
FSL qualification part 1
Mathematics Specialist Qualification
Integration of Technology in the classroom Parts 1 and 2
NADINE TULL 🇱🇨Head of Learning Support
Nadine’s many years of teaching have taken her across cultures from primary to university level, affording her an opportunity to discover a profound love for students of all ages. In her previous capacity as a facilitator of Special Education Services in St. Lucia, Nadine held the positions of Head/Coordinator of the Language and Literacy Department at her school,

MDT Assessor in the Educational Psychology Unit and part-time University Lecturer (Teaching Developmental Reading, English Composition 1&2- emphasis on Research Writing) at the University of the Southern Caribbean. She has also taught English at private institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. Nadine strives to create a well-balanced, interactive and informative learning environment that caters to the needs of students operating at every level of the educational spectrum. Wherever she goes, she espouses the unique combination of Theatre in Education/Special Education training with the principles of Educational Psychology to enhance the educational experience of her students.

Master of Educational Psychology, Andrews University, Michigan, USA

NADIA WILLIAMS 🇧🇧MYP Mathematics/ Learning Support Teacher
Nadia was born in Barbados. After completing her university degree, she went on to Erdiston Teachers’ Training College to persue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

She worked as a student aide at Codrington from 2014 to 2016 and then as a Learning Support teacher from 2016. In her free time, Nadia enjoys listening to music, reading, spending time with family and doing volunteer work.

Bachelor of Science (Honors) Economics and Mathematics UWI Cave Hill
Teacher’s Introductory Course Certificate (Erdiston Teachers’ Training College)
Special Needs Certificate (Erdistion Teachers’ Training College)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

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Beatriz Gazapo Iglesias 🇪🇸PYP & MYP Spanish Teacher
Born and raised in Spain, Beatriz has been teaching Spanish at International Schools in India for the past 6 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and got certified as a Spanish Language Teacher in Salamanca, Spain.

Born and raised in Spain, Beatriz has been teaching Spanish at International Schools in India for the past 6 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and got certified as a Spanish Language Teacher in Salamanca, Spain.

She strongly believes that learning languages opens our minds as we begin to see the world from a different perspective. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, trekking, swimming, and dancing salsa. Beatriz fell in love with the underwater world the first time she dived in Asia and she plans to continue exploring it while in the island.

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, University of Salamanca
Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher Certification, Pontifical University of Salamanca
Cambridge International Certification in Teaching and Learning, Cambridge International Examinations
Master’s degree in Applied Linguistic, European Atlantic University (in progress)

JUDY REID 🇱🇨Learning Support Teacher
Born and raised in St.Lucia. Went to Puerto Rico to pursue dream of becoming a teacher. After graduating from college I taught fourth and sixth graders at the Calvary Baptist Christian School there is Puerto Rico for 3 years.

Got married and moved to Barbados where I volunteered at the Drakes Christian School for Special Needs. Started working at The Codrington School in 2016 as a Teacher’s Assistant and now I’m working in the Learning Support Department. Will be continuing my studies in Special Education at the Erdiston Teacher’s Training College.

Bachelor of Arts ( Elementary Education, Sign Language and Deaf Ministries) Calvary Baptist Bible College, Puerto Rico,
Masters of Arts (Special Education) Calvary Baptist Bible College, Puerto Rico

CAROL JOHNSON 🇬🇧MYP & DP Design Technology Teacher
Carol was born and grew up in North Yorkshire. Carols passion towards design has led her on a varied journey. She used to make her own clothes and furnishings when she became interested in styles, colours and textures.

Her love of design gave her opportunities to travel as a Design Manager for a major Mail Order Company: America, South Africa and Spain.

She has worked as an Interior Designer and also Kitchen Designer before she embarked on the role as Design Technology Teacher.

BA(Hons) Architectural Interior Design

Leeds Metropolitan University

PGCE in Resistant Materials

Huddersfield University

Masters Degree (MA)

Teaching and Learning

Huddersfield University

Georgios was born and raised in Athens Greece. He graduated from the University of
Edinburgh in Scotland and worked in the marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical
diagnostics for several years before moving into teaching Chemistry.

He has worked in London, Egypt and China and has experience in teaching the British, American and the
International Baccalaureate curricula. Georgios has two great passions. The first is kitesurfing and the other is volunteering for
environmental purposes, having participated in two environmental expeditions: one in
Indonesia and one in isle of Borneo Malaysia.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Edinburgh
Master of Research Environmental management, York University
PGCE Greenwich University

Carla was born and raised in The Bahamas on Grand Bahama Island. She commenced her PYP teaching career 16 years ago as one of the inaugural teachers at an International Baccalaureate school on Grand Bahama and has spent the majority of her teaching career in the Pre-K and Kindergarten year levels.

Carla has been a passionate advocate for the Primary Years Programme since she was first introduced to it because it capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity towards learning and because it focuses on the development of the whole child. Some of her proudest moments in teaching have been watching former students work their way through the various year levels to graduate with the I.B. Diploma. Carla’s hobbies outside school include soccer, tap dancing, listening to music and traveling. She was fortunate to combine two of those passions when she represented the Bahamian National Soccer Team in international tournaments in the Dominican Republic, Bermuda and the U.S.A.

Allie was born and raised in Maryland, USA. She studied at Towson University where she earned a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught preschool and kindergarten for five years in the United States.
After deciding to teach abroad, she relocated to Belgium. There she spent two years teaching Pre-K and one year teaching Grade One. She is excited to begin her new journey teaching in Barbados. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, being outdoors, traveling, and teaching Zumba classes to adults and children.
RENEE WEEKES 🇧🇧Teaching Assistant
Renee was born in Barbados, where she completed her high school education at the age of sixteen and went on to study Early Childhood Education at Erdiston College.

For the past six years, I have been a PYP assistant teacher mainly with PYP3 and PYP 8, collaborating with teachers to teach small groups and provide one on one assistance.

I completed a two year course in Early Childhood Education and currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education.

Throughout the years I have been working at Codrington, I developed an open- minded approach, gained a wealth knowledge about the IB curriculum and the diversity in classrooms.

I am looking forward to developing my growth  and obtaining more knowledge within the Codrington School community.

Erdiston Teachers Training College -Early Childhood Education Level 2

CLAIRE BOWEN 🇧🇧Teaching Assistant
Born in Barbados, left secondary school at the age of  17, I then went onto to study Early Childhood at Erdiston Teachers Training College.

Volunteered at numerous camps teaching mainly 3-5 year olds. During that time I studied  Linguistics at UWI Cave Hill Campus (still in the process of studying). I’ve always had a passion for teaching and a knack for getting the little ones to have fun.

Early Childhood Certificate Level I
Medical Assistant Certificate

SAMANTHA LORDE 🇬🇧 🇨🇦Director of Admissions & Communication School Counselor
Samantha is a British National, Canadian Citizen and Barbadian Permanent Resident. While Barbados has been her home for over 27 years she has had the opportunity to travel extensively across the globe.

She did this while delivering customized service thru her previous involvement in the villa tourism sector – catering to a high end international clientele. For the last 12 years Sam has offered her services throughout the Caribbean as a counselor – providing parenting support, encouraging positive communication skills, grief management and specializes in non directive therapeutic play services. Sam’s primary focus is to encourage children to reach their full potential thru developing their self confidence, world view and a strong family unit. Sam a mother of three wonderful children – enjoys horseback riding, paddle boarding, music, painting and adventure!

Associate Degree Psychology
Counselor Certification
Play Therapist Certification

SABRINA EDWARDS 🇧🇧Office Manager/School Nurse
Ms. Sabrina, is the Office Manager and our School Nurse.
Sabrina is fluent in Spanish, embraces her culture and is passionate about education, student safety and health. She is supportive and nurturing to each of our students. Her philosophy is ‘one should never stop learning – there is so much yet to explore and please be safe!’

Sabrina specialized in Design and Illustration, holding a Graphic Design Degree from the Collage of West Palm Beach in Florida and assists with all of the school’s graphics.

In her free time, she enjoys horse riding, taking her dogs to the beach and having fun with family and friends.

Associate Degree in Arts – Graphic Design
First Aid Certification: First Aid & CPR

SARAH SLATER 🇧🇧Business Manager
Sarah is a proud Barbadian and dedicated mother of two very active little boys. She is a very organized and detailed oriented individual who, after graduating with a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of the West Indies has spent most of her career working in accounting within the Offshore sector in Barbados before joining the Codington Team. Sarah loves cooking and trying new dishes from all over the world.

She is an avid DIY-er and enjoys roping her husband into helping her with her projects, creating works of art, refinishing furniture and generally making something beautiful out of nothing at all.

Bachelor of Science (with honors) – Management Studies – The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

DARIO HOLDER 🇧🇧ICT Systems Manager
Dario, our IT Guru, joined The Codrington Team in December 2015. He brought with him a wealth of experience as an IT Technician and Network Administrator. Having worked in five star resorts locally and regionally his knowledge is invaluable. Dario is also a proud parent of a lovely little girl, an avid car enthusiast and actively involved in the community.

A+ and Network+ Certifications
Allworx Certified

DAWN MEDFORD 🇧🇧Facilities Manager
Ms. Dawn, a proud Barbadian and our Facilities Manager, ensures the school looks and operates at its’ best. Having studied at The Barbados Community College, Dawn is very detail oriented and takes immense pride in her work.

She is also the  leader of our Duke of Edinburgh’ Program and on the Award Council and Expedition Panel. Dawn wears many ‘hats’ and is always willing to assist with a smile.

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