DARRYL BROWN 🏴
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)
Faculty & Staff
She was awarded three teaching certificate from the State of Texas, which include teaching English language Learners. During her studies at Baylor University, she completed an educational internship in Australia, where she participated in evaluating educational programmes in Elementary Schools. Before returning to her home in Barbados, she taught 3 years in Texas. Jordana has travelled extensively and enjoys integrating her experiences into her classroom teaching. She is enthusiastically anticipating an exciting future at The Codrington School.
Associate of Arts (Teacher Education & Early Childhood Education), Houston Community College
Bachelor of Science (with honors) (Elementary Education & English as a Second Language), Baylor University
State of Texas Teaching Certification
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
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
She worked as sound designer for the Caribbean Development Bank Documentary on Poverty Alleviation in the Caribbean. Chrystal is the PYP music teacher and enjoys working with children and believes that music transcends generations.
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
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
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
M(Ed) Open University, UK (in progress)
BA Economics (Hons), Manchester.UK
IB PYP Category 3s
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
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
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 begin her first year 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
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)
He then returned to the UK to train as a teacher and complete his Master’s degree in Education.He has taught in the UK, Turkey and now Barbados and has experience with a variety of curricula including the National Curriculum (England and Wales), IGCSE and IB, though, most importantly, he simply has a passion for languages and education. In his spare time he enjoys learning languages, playing the violin and keeping fit and is looking forward to exploring the outdoor pursuits the island offers.
BA French Studies, University of London Institute in Paris, France
PGCE French, University of Exeter, UK MA Education, University of Bath, UK
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
She has enjoyed teaching the PYP curriculum and is looking forward to teaching PYP6 at Codrington. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Nottingham.
BA Mass Communication,
Texas Teaching Certificate,
UK Qualified Teacher Status,
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
n her previous capacity as a facilitator of Special Education Services, Nadine held three concurrent positions: Head/Coordinator of the Language and Literacy Department at a secondary school in St. Lucia, MDT Assessor in the Educational Psychology Unit (District 2, Castries) 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 institutes across Trinidad and Tobago. Nadine strives to create a well-balanced, informative learning environment that caters to the needs of students operating at every level of the educational spectrum. As a first class honors graduate of the University of the West Indies, she espouses her 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
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)
More recently, she taught Spanish to West Indian students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Her hobbies include reading and watching movies.
Bachelor of Arts (Philology & Languages) – Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia
Diploma in Cultural Studies – Pontificia Universidad Javerian, Bogota, Colombia
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
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
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
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
Play Therapist Certification
Donna joined the school with 14 years’ experience in the International Business and the Offshore Manufacturing Sectors. She enjoys the world of finance immensely and is currently pursuing an Accounting designation with ACCA.
A little known secret – Donna…..was once a dancer of modern art who won gold and silver awards at NIFCA!
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