The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

William Abbott
Bachelor of Arts (with honors) (Literatures in English) - University of the West Indies. Jamaica
Master of Arts (English Studies in Education) - Institute of Education, London
Certificate in TESOL, Cambridge

MYP and DP Language A Teacher
TOK Teacher
Pamoja Education Online Site-based Coordinator

William Abbott has worked as a teacher of English Language and Literature in English in his native St. Vincent & the Grenadines for the past thirteen years. He has taught at all levels within secondary education, as well as lecturing Level 1 courses at University of the West Indies. He has a BA in Literatures in English from the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) and an MA in English Studies in Education from the Institute of Education at the University of London.

Charlene Alexander
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Management) – University of the West Indies, Barbados
Diploma in Education-Primary – University of the West Indies, Barbados

PYP 1&2 Homeroom Teacher

Charlene has been teacher in the primary school system for seven years. Through her studies, working in groups and helping others she recognised her passion for teaching and has since then made teaching her profession. Charlene has worked with various age groups in the primary school years and recognises children learn best through practical approaches – as a result her teaching strategy involves learning through practical approaches. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and sightseeing. Charlene is anticipating this opportunity in working at this IB School.

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

PYP 4 Homeroom Teacher

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. During her spare time, Peggy enjoys photography and spending quality time with her family.

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

MYP and DP Science Teacher

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.

Jordana Carrington
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

PYP 5 Homeroom Teacher & PYP Curriculum Coordinator

Jordana Carrington was born in Barbados and has completed school here until the age of eighteen. She continued her studies in Texas at Baylor University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Education, with honors. 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.

Julie Chapman
Specialist in Childhood Education, Columbus State University, Masters in Childhood Education, Columbus State University, Undergraduate in Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia

PYP 6 Homeroom Teacher

Julie has been teaching elementary school for 28 years. She has been teaching in an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) school in the United States for 14 years. She has taught the IB curriculum to grades 3, 4, and 5 and has also led the Exhibition numerous times. Julie is also trained as an IB PYP workshop leader and to conduct on-site school evaluations. During workshops, she explains to other teachers the IB PYP framework and gives teachers time to experience what IB looks like in the classroom. Julie recommends suggestions for school improvements and acknowledges school accomplishments during on-site visits.

Darren Clark
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biochemistry, UEA, Norwich
PGCE, Cambridge University
Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT, The Open University.

MYP Chemistry and DP (SL / HL) Chemistry Teacher
DP Coodrinator

Darren has been teaching Science of all disciplines - Chemistry, Biology and Physics - ever since graduating from his PGCE in 1989. He has therefore been teaching for over 25 years. In that time, he has taught the full range of abilities in the UK and on the International circuit. He has considerable experience in teaching GCSE, A-level, and the IB MYP and DP curricula. He considers his teaching career as a vocation rather than just another job and is a keen follower of the ideals of the International Baccalaureate. His teaching of Science and Chemistry is practically based and inquiry based learning. In his spare time, he is completing his Degree in Computing and IT with the Open University. He also enjoys reading, badminton and other sports.

Chrystal Cummins-Beckles
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

PYP/MYP/DP Music Teacher

Chrystal is an established songwriter and arranger, for the Junior Calypso Monarch Competition and has written winning compositions throughout the years. Chrystal has also been a finalist the Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Competition with self-penned songs which she also produced and mastered in local studios. 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.

Sabrina Edwards
Associate Degree in Arts - Graphic Design
First Aid Certification: First Aid & CPR

Office Manager/School Nurse

Sabrina specializes in Design and Illustration and holds a Graphic Design Degree from the Collage of West Palm Beach, Florida. For her creativity is a way of life. Fluent Spanish Sabrina is always excited to spread her love for the Spanish language and culture. Her philosophy is that one should never stop learning - there is so much yet to explore! She is passionate about education, knowing it allows students to attain the skills and knowledge necessary to open doors to greater opportunities. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys horse riding, taking her dogs to the beach and having fun with family and friends.

Milagros Esteban
Licenciada en Idiomas Modernos - Universidad de Metroplotina, Venezuela

MYP and DP Spanish Teacher

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.

Daley Forde
TBC

 

MYP Part Time Mathematics Teacher

Jean Gooding-Franklyn

Driver

Jean has worked at The Codrington School for over seven years. Her job is hectic at times but she enjoys her job especially when interacting with the children.

Donna Gregory-Clarke

Business Office

Donna has worked for over 22 years working in Accounts. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and has grown tremendously at The Codrington School over the past 7 years.

Carla Hinds
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

PYP, MYP and 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.

Dario Holder
A+ and Network+ Certifications
Allworx Certified

ICT Systems Manager

Dario started in December 2015. He joined us from a IT Technician/Network Administrator Background in the Hotel Industry.
Like The Crane Resort and Buccament Bay in St. Vincent

Cheryl Hosein
Bachelor of Administrative Studies (with honours) - York University, Toronto Early Childhood Education (with high honours) - SENECA College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto Master of Science (Education) (with honours) - Medaille College, New York

PYP 7 Homeroom Teacher

Cheryl Hosein is a certified primary school teacher in Ontario, Canada and New York, U.S. She is also a professional Polynesian dancer and instructor. Cheryl shares the IB philosophy. Born in Canada, from Filipino descent, she has been in Barbados with her family since 2008. All three of her daughters attend The Codrington School. She also enjoys horse riding, archery, golf, scuba diving, kayaking, baking and charitable work.

Nicola Leedham
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

MYP Language A Teacher, TOK Teacher, MYP Drama 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 4 years and her two sons are students in the PYP

Ana Lusanta
Bachelor of Science in Education (Social Sciences) - Philippine Normal University
Master of Arts in History - University of the Philippines

MYP Humanities Teacher
DP History Teacher
 

Ana comes to us with more than twenty years of experience teaching Cambridge History and Geography, A-Levels History and Geography and IBDP History in different countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Bahamas, Nigeria, Malaysia and Singapore which is her second home. Ana have three children who are all educated in International schools and now in different parts of the world to continue their university education. Born and raised in the Philippines from a very peculiar background of a traditional Chinese heritage but with a Spanish sounding family name! Ana has worked extensively with young adults of wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds and had enjoyed enormously their enthusiasm to learn new things as well as their thirst for new knowledge has inspired her as a teacher. Ana is greatly inspired to become part of the community of Codrington International School and believes in the values of pursuing high academic excellence in an internationally- minded school where everyone is valued and cared for.

Oliver Martin
Bachelor of Science (Geography) - University of Leeds
GTP/QTS - Bromley Schools Collegiate

MYP/DP Maths Teacher

Oliver is from London nas 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”

Dawn Medford

Teaching Assistant

Dawn was born in Barbados. She completed my High School at age seventeen. She has studied at the Barbados Community College. She was a part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados in High School. She completed my Bronze and Silver Award. At present she is on the Award Council, and the Expedition Panel. She is the leader of The Codrington School D.O.E Program.

Tommy Meighan
BSc Applied Sports Science at the University of Glamorgan

PE Teacher

Tommy is originally from Liverpool, UK. He studied BSc Applied Sports Science at the University of Glamorgan, South Wales. Since becoming a qualified teacher Tommy has spent the last 10 years teaching Physical Education in International Schools in Dubai and Switzerland. He is looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that teaching in the Codrington School will bring. Not to mention making the most of the sporting opportunities that Barbados offers.

Ms. Nadia
MA in teaching French as a foreign language
BA Humanities
BA French Literature and Linguistics
PGCE Modern Foreign Languages

MYP and DP Language B French Teacher

Mademoiselle Nadia was born in France and studied Humanities then French Literature and Linguistics at the University of Paris 8. She studied in the UK at the University of Lancaster where she completed her PGCE in Modern Foreign Language. She has taught the IGCSE, A level, PYP, MYP and DP programs in London, Istanbul, Nairobi and in Barbados. She believes using a communicative and contextualized approach is essential to create an inspiring and motivating learning environment. She is very enthusiastic about starting her second year teaching at Codrington and continuing to share her passion for French with her students.

Nadine Tull
Master of Educational Psychology, Andrews University, Michigan, USA

Learning Specialist

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 teenagers and young adults. In 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.

Luz Rodriguez
Bachelor of Arts (Philology & Languages) - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia
Diploma in Cultural Studies - Pontificia Universidad Javerian, Bogota, Columbia

PYP, MYP and DP Spanish Teacher

Luz Astrid Rodriguez has been teacher for 10 years. She has worked with teenagers teaching them English as well as university-level students at two institutions in Bogota, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional and Politecnico Grancolombiano. 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.

Camille Straker
Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Ecology with Education) UWI;
Teacher’s Introductory Course Certificate (Erdiston);
Associate Degree (Biology, Environmental Science, Geography) Barbados Community College

Science Assistant

Camille was born in Barbados. She is quite familiar with interacting with individuals from different nationalities from previously working within the airline industry as a passenger service agent. She attained a B.Sc. in Ecology with Education from the University of West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) and completed the Teacher’s Introductory Course Certificate from Erdiston Teacher’s Training College. She is quite passionate about the sciences and in her free time enjoys travelling, listening to music and reading.

Renee Weekes
Erdiston Teachers Training College -Early Childhood Education Level 2

Teaching Aide

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. She is elated to be working with the PYP students as a Teacher's Aide and is anticipating a great future with The Codrington School.

Nadia Williams
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)

Assistant 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.

Anthony Yearwood
Cert. Education (Erdiston Teachers College B’dos); Q.T.S (England & Wales);
Dip. Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (B’dos Comm. College);
Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT, The Open University.
Assoc. Deg. Legal Studies and Business; LLb (Hons):
LLM(Dist.); LPC (International)

Design Technology Teacher

Anthony was born in Barbados and started his teaching career at St. Michael Secondary School, as an Electronics and Technical Drawing teacher. He subsequently taught in Tortola, BVI from 1993 to 2003 before migrating to London UK. Anthony taught Design and Technology (Resistant Materials, Product Design, Electronics and Graphic Products) at ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels in addition to basic ICT skills and ‘A’ Level Law, from 2003 to 2016. He is passionate about teaching and learning and leaves no stone unturned in his efforts to inspire and motivate students to achieve their optimum levels at every stage of their educational experience.