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The Berkeley Institute Honours 18 Staff in Long Service Awards


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255 Years of Combined Service Celebrated at The Berkeley Institute Long Service Awards

To the Super Stars that Make Work Super!

On Friday, June 7th, The Berkeley Institute celebrated their staff at its annual Long Service Awards Ceremony.

There were 18 staff honoured, with tenures of service ranging from 5 years to 40 years. 

Special recognition was given to Mrs. Sandra Burrows for 40 years of service to The Berkeley Institute. Her service has ranged from the classroom, to administration as a Deputy Principal, and back to the classroom, supporting nearly three generations of Berkeleyites.

Principal, Ms. Keisha L. Douglas shared; “We salute all of our Long Service Awardees and thank you for your continued contribution to providing quality education to Bermuda's young people at The Berkeley Institute. Each of these awardees has demonstrated unwavering dedication, resilience, and a profound commitment to the education and well-being of our students. Their long-standing service is a testament of their belief in the power of education, their love for students and their loyalty to The Berkeley Institute. Kudos and congratulations!”

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Craig Bridgewater shared, “Being involved in the provision of education is a vocation…a true calling. It not only takes education and training but true passion, commitment and resilience. This cannot be bought or measured by money but measured by the level of sincerity and integrity in your contribution, your loyalty, your diligence and your ability to adapt to shifting eras, to each student, and to each environmental circumstance. Every idea you shared, every opportunity you seized, and every contribution you made over the years has contributed to the success and legacy of The Berkeley Institute.

Congratulations on your career anniversary with Berkeley, thank you for being such a valuable member of our team, and all the best as you push towards the next milestone. We are pleased to honour your achievements.”

5 Years of Service:
Kia Burchall: P.E. & Health Teacher
Gina John: Para-Educator
Portia Slater: Mathematics Teacher
Joelle Williams: Drama & Theatre Teacher
Sonia Waldron: Business Teacher

10 Years of Service:
Michelle Davis: English Teacher & S2 Year Head
Renee Riley: Computer Science Teacher & Acting S2 Year Head
Linda Simmons: Para-Educator
Takisha Simmons: Reading Teacher & S1 Year Head
Oneka Smith: Mathematics Teacher

15 Years of Service:
Shantel DeShield: P.E. & Health Teacher
Troy King: Mathematics Teacher & Instructional Team Leader
Irving Romaine: P.E. & Health Teacher & Instructional Team Leader
Carrie Stroble: Educational Therapist

25 Years of Service:
Tamala Dickinson: Education Therapist Assistant & Mindfulness Coach
Michelle Morris: Social Studies Teacher & Instructional Team Leader

30 Years of Service:
Tiannia Symonds: Deputy Principal

40 Years of Service:
Sandra Burrows: English Teacher



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