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The most important aspect shaping a students education is the faculty who will be teaching them. Students not only learn from well-educated teachers, but have the opportunity to be mentored by dedicated teaching professionals. Our faculty is comprised of both on-island and overseas teaching staff, we believe this gives just the right combination of local & global knowledge to give our students a centered, well-balanced & contemporary education.

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics - Mrs. Adiola Amsterdam

Is in her third year of teaching at Saba Comprehensive School. She loves each child with all her heart and works to her utmost capability to teach every child all she can.

 

English - Ms. Constance Clement 
Ms Constance Patricia Clement joined the Saba Comprehensive School staff on 1st August 2003.As Vice Principal ,Ms Clement is a member of the School’s Management Team; a position she has held for over six years. Ms Clement enjoys almost thirty (30) years experience in the field of education, both at the Elementary and Secondary School levels respectively. In addition to Saba comprehensive, Ms Clement has taught in St.Lucia, and Guyana, her homeland. In both of these countries she has held the position of Head of the English Department. As Head of the Academic Department, Ms Clement usurps the responsibility of monitoring the progress of all students in the mid and upper Academic Forms (3, 4 and 5) of the school. Ms Clement affirms that the twenty first (21st) Century Teacher is imbued with both the challenge and responsibility to promote self- directed learning, where students are taught life -long learning skills, that will prepare them, not only for the world of work, but will also provide them with the necessary adeptness to augment positive social change in society.  

Information Technology - Mr. Delroy Sinclair

The Jamaican-born IT teacher loves all forms of technology, also Blackberries and tablets. He is the king of the spreadsheet.

 

History, Geography, Man & Society - Mr. Marc Dodds

Mark Dodds originally got his Bachelor of Arts in the mid 1990’s from York University, in Toronto Canada. Afterward, he received his post grad degree in marketing and advertising, and went onto a successful career in the advertising arena; managing clients such as: The Toronto Raptors, Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment, Heinz, Bell Canada, BMW to name a few. Several years ago, Mark decided to return to school and earn his Bachelors of Education. He made the trek up to Northern Ontario, and attended Lakehead University, where he received his education degree.

Since then, Mark has taught Grade 7 & 8 and is currently enjoying his second year at Saba Comprehensive, where he currently teaches Geography, History and Social Studies. Mark has also received additional teaching qualifications, allowing him to teach the junior grades and is a qualified Special Education Specialist. Mark believes in always trying to achieve up level thinking, and often refers to Blooms Taxonomy. For him, teaching is not just about what we do inside the classroom, but making those connections to the outside world; relevancy being the key word. Mark also came in 2nd competition in 2012.

 

Dutch - Mrs. Petra Roel
Petra Roel

Mrs. Petra Roël will be joining the SCS team in August 2017 as a teacher of Dutch. She has worked at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) for 18 years before moving to Saba. In the Netherlands she has worked as a teacher of Dutch as a second language for all levels, beginners to advanced, and about 100 different nationalities. Besides working as a teacher, she has worked as a teacher trainer and test developer.

An expression she likes to use when speaking about language teaching is that languages can’t be taught, but can only be learned. That means that language teachers have to create the conditions for students to learn the language as effectively as possible. To achieve this, a language class should be both activating on the students’ side and well-structured on the teacher’s side. In her view, in a good language class, students are more active than the teacher. Everything students find out by themselves and explain to each other will sink in much better than when a teacher is ‘teaching’.

She also beliefs that a good language teacher has to be passionate about the job. Mrs. Roël loves to be a teacher and believes that being a language teacher is the best job in the world

 

 

English - Mrs. Rhiannon Jorna
Rhiannon Jorna has been teaching English Language and Literature for over 5 years. For three years she has taught the Dutch examinations curriculum in a private and a public school in the middle of the Netherlands. For a year she has also taught and written the curriculum in the International Baccelaureate system on an international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At all schools she enjoyed participating in and organising excursions and other extra-curricular activities such as Public Speaking and Editorial Writing and has founded cultural and charitable institutions within the schools to promote awareness among students.

She has a Master's degree in English Communication and Education, with Bachelor's degrees in Linguistics and Literature and is passionate about teaching. Ms Jorna strives to incorporate Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and Kolb's Learner Styles as much as possible in her classes and hopes to stimulate inquisitive, open-minded and reflective thinking in students to create balanced, self-confident and caring individuals.
 

Physical Education - Mr. Errol Bent

 

 

Spanish - Mrs. Tracy Zagers-Johnson

Mrs. Tracy Zagers-Johnson joined the Saba Comprehensive School staff in 2002 as the Spanish teacher. She completed a study abroad program in Cuernavaca, México and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education (K-12) and Latin American Studies at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Teaching at Saba Comprehensive School has been a challenging, yet very rewarding and fulfilling experience for her and she feels honored that she can play a small role in the success of Saba’s future.

 

Spanish - Ms. Esther Schasfoort

Ms. Esther Schasfoort is a Spanish teacher and will be replacing Mrs. Tracey Zagers during her pregnancy leave. Ms. Schasfoort was born in Curaçao, spent her first 10 years there and moved back to the island 8 years ago. This vicinity to Latin America probably led to her love for the Spanish language and culture. She likes to teach this beautiful language in such a way that the students find joy in learning it. She feels very flattered that she is given the opportunity, even if only during 5 month, to contribute to the education of the wonderful students of the Saba Comprehensive School.

 

Mathematics -Mr. Peter Johnson

Ms. Esther Schasfoort is a Spanish teacher and will be replacing Mrs. Tracey Zagers during her pregnancy leave. Ms. Schasfoort was born in Curaçao, spent her first 10 years there and moved back to the island 8 years ago. This vicinity to Latin America probably led to her love for the Spanish language and culture. She likes to teach this beautiful language in such a way that the students find joy in learning it. She feels very flattered that she is given the opportunity, even if only during 5 month, to contribute to the education of the wonderful students of the Saba Comprehensive School.

 

Visual Arts - Twan Robben

He has worked as a teacher of Dutch and art education since 2001 in several high schools in The Netherlands and he has a lot of experience in developing educational materials.

What he enjoys most as a teacher is the communication and interaction with students. Art is a wonderful way to get a true and meaningful dialogue started, because imagination is a keyword in human development and history.

It’s Twan Robben’s believe that this unique aspect of art and therefore art education can contribute to the full growth and development of each and every individual student.

He hopes to use art education as a means of developing students’ 
thinking, creating and behaving and is looking forward to working with the students on Saba.

 

General Construction - Mr. Frederick Charue

Always working on his car, this soon to be father, loves to teach the children to construct constructions in general.

 

General Construction - Mr. Marlon Sitladin
   

Housekeeping/Care/Food preparation - Mrs. Maria Shelly Hughes-Zagers
Mrs. Elsje de Roos-Stoeke    

Teacher Pro + Internship Coordinator - Ms. Madelyn Johnson
Madelyn Johnson was born on the island of St. Maarten, but grew up on Saba. She attended the Sacred Heart School and Saba Comprehensive School, after which she received a scholarship to study at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, USVI. Madelyn graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Social Sciences with a minor in Secondary Education. She returned to Saba to teach Social Sciences at the Saba Comprehensive School. In August 2011 she became the PraktijkOnderwijs (PrO) Mentor and Coordinator.  

Business - Ms. Suzette Fletcher
Mrs. Elsje de Roos-Stoeke    


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