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Finalists named for island’s top teacher

Ten finalists have been named for a top teacher award set up by a charity that supports public schools.

The Bermuda Education Network unveiled the contenders in the running for its Outstanding Teacher Award 2019.

They are:

Sandra Burrows — Berkeley Institute

Dameka Dublin — Dellwood Middle School

Kristi Foggo — St David's Primary School

Enid Furbert-Jacobs — West Pembroke Primary School

Antoinette Hollis — Harrington Sound Primary School

Rosalyn Minors — Warwick Preschool

Diamond Outerbridge — Berkeley Institute

Daishawnai Richardson — East End Primary School

Alandra Swan — Francis Patton Primary School

Hewitt Taylor — Berkeley Institute

Candidates were nominated by their peers earlier this month. Finalists were then selected by a committee.

The winner is chosen based on classroom observations.

Becky Ausenda, the executive director of the BEN, congratulated the teachers “for your exceptional teaching ability and going above and beyond for your students”.

She added: “We received a record 50 nominations this year and wish to thank everyone who took the time to send in a nomination.

“BEN looks forward to honouring these inspirational teachers at our coming event.”

The winner will be named as part of the charity's annual fundraiser, a Chinese new year celebration. The event takes place at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club on February 8 at 7pm.

Tickets cost $175 with proceeds to benefit the BEN's work “supporting both students and teachers and providing experiential learning opportunities in the arts, social studies, science and sailing”.

A silent auction will also be held at the event.

Record nominations: Becky Ausenda, of the Bermuda Education Network

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Published January 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Updated January 24, 2019 at 11:10 pm)

Finalists named for island’s top teacher

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