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Past Principal of Vere Technical High School, Lilieth Atkins Bryan has been recognised by the School Board and the community for her contribution to the school for 20 years.
Speaking at the function, which was held on Wednesday (Nov.16) at the school, Stainton Knott, Chairman of the Board of Management said Mrs. Bryan had left the school with a “tremendous legacy”.
“This legacy is going to serve to propel us to even higher ideals and greater achievements. Today we salute her on this honourable achievement and for the many valued contributions she has made to the teaching profession in general and to the growth of Vere Technical High School in particular,” he said. Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture, Adelle Brown who was guest speaker for the function commended Mrs. Atkins for her 42 years of dedicated service to the teaching profession. “Mrs. Bryan in her tenure at Vere Technical has left several monuments of her influence and outstanding leadership abilities,” Mrs. Brown said.
She also noted that the honouree had initiated the ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards at the school in 1996 and pioneered a honouring function for ancillary staff, among other things.
The Past Principal was also recognised for her contribution to the institution’s Principal’s Association in the capacity of Secretary and Treasurer since 1993, was well as for her support to the Inter Secondary Schools Association (ISSA), and the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools.
Mrs. Atkins-Bryan received several gifts from the school Board, and staff as well as a citation.