Education

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08 Oct: She Rocks! Principal Mala Panday Empowers Girls to Become Strong & Powerful Leaders

Mala Panday started her public service in education in September 2004 and is now a fifth-year principal.  She began her career as a New York City science teacher and then served as an assistant principal before accepting the amazing opportunity to lead at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens (TYWLS). Mala’s career interests are centered in engaging youth in political and social issues that impact them directly, as well as women around the world….

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25 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Nicola Corbin, Communications Professor/Public Relations & Advertising Advisor

Dr. Nicola Corbin, Ph.D is an assistant professor in the Communication department at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah.  Dr. Corbin was born in Georgetown, Guyana and immigrated to the United States when she was 16 years old.  She graduated magna cum laude, with a BA Degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and later became an adjunct profession teaching Media Writing, Oral Communication and freshman orientation courses at both Seton Hall and the University of Maryland. Following her…

Dr. Hollis

24 Oct: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Hollis France, Author and Global Politics Professor

Dr. Hollis France is an Associate Professor at the College of Charlestown, in South Carolina.  She was born in Guyana but migrated to the US more than 25 years ago.  Dr. France teaches her students the ins and outs of global politics and economics. Dr. France joined the Political Science Department at CofC in 2000. She teaches courses primarily in the fields of International and Comparative Politics, including International Political Economy, Politics of Globalization, Globalization from a Community Perspective,…

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05 Oct: She Rock! Celebrating English Teacher, Shareesa Bollers, on World Teachers Day

Shareesa Bollers is a proud Guyanese-American. She was born and raised in Guyana, and attended high school in Philadelphia. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature & Theatre and Masters of Arts in Teaching English from Bard College.  English Teacher Shareesa Bollers  Sharessa developed a passion for teaching at age 12 after she opened her own summer school in her village and realized the severity of the education gap in…

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22 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Maya A. Trotz, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF

Maya A. Trotz, Ph.D., born in Georgetown, Guyana is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. She works at the nexus of geochemistry/water quality and global/community sustainability and education with current and previous student research projects in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bolivia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, and Peru. She currently holds a patent on “Functional composites formed from colloidal polymer particles with photocatalytic metal oxide nanoparticles.” Dr….

Etiquette Consultation, Phillipa Morris

28 Oct: She Rocks! Etiquette Boss, Phillipa Morrish, receives Pioneer Civic Award

A person’s image, manners and communication skills make the difference between mega success and average in their personal, social and business life. ~ Gloria Starr Meet Phillipa Morrish – certified Social Protocol consultant and the Founder of Etiquette Training International, New York.  Since 1999, Phillipa has worked internationally with corporations, organizations, law enforcement officers and private clients to help them become leaders in their field. She also works extensively with teens, and has been an…

English Teach, Shamayne Cumberbatch

05 Oct: She Rocks! English Teacher, Shamayne Cumberbatch, wants all students to have the opportunity to receive an excellent education.

English Teacher, Shamayne Cumberbatch, was born in Guyana, South America and later moved to Irving, NJ. She first attended the local public school before enrolling at Kent Place for middle and high school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her master’s degree from Harvard in Education Policy and Management. Before working at the Pingry School, Ms. Cumberbatch participated in the Teach for America program, teaching eighth grade English classes at a charter…

Press Conference: Valerie Amos

05 Oct: Guyanese Baroness Valerie Amos is the first black Director of a British University – School of Oriental and African Studies

The extraordinary life of Baroness Valerie Amos has taken her from the small island of Wakenaam at the mouth of the Essequibo River in Guyana to the House of Lords. It is a journey that includes time spent at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the British High Commission in Australia. She has now returned to London where she has become the first black director of a British University at the School of…

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04 May: She Rocks! Dionne Hammiel, Recipient of the 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards

Sometimes, when Dionne Hammiel wants the attention of her rambunctious kindergarten class, she stands on the table. Other times, she lowers her voice to a whisper, making her instructions a very important secret that every child strains to hear. The hushed message at John Burroughs Education Campus in the District was utterly routine on a recent day: “We need to go to the bathroom, drink some water, come back, and pick out our books to…

Dr. Paloma Mohamed

16 Feb: Congratulation to Dr. Paloma Mohamed on being honored with the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Paloma Mohamed, poet, playwright & educator on being named one of four honorees for the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (Arts & Letters).  Dr. Mohamed  is currently the Director of the Centre for Communication Studies at the University of Guyana. The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards is the only programme in the Caribbean which seeks out and rewards outstanding nominees in Arts & Letters, Public & Civic Contributions, and Science…