I am a teacher and I have been teaching at the primry evel for the past 13 years.
I am currently stationed at St. David's R.C. School which is situated in the rural village of Kelly Village Caroni.
At present I am attached to Standard Five and I am also the Head of the Senior Department.
There are 17 pupils in my care - 11 girls and 6 boys.
As a teacher I try to instill in my pupils a love for learning, by demonstrating the fact that I too can learn from them.
The best thing about being a teacher is seeing my pupils achieve their goals, not only academically, but holistically. Seeing the look of "Yes, I did it" on their faces and knowing that I played a part in guiding them to achieve their success.
The frustrating thing about teaching, is knowing that my school is located in a poverty stricken area and that a number of students may not finish high school, but instead may become dropouts. Thereby increasing the possibility of them becoming teenage mothers, drug addicts or even engaging in a life of crime. Knowing that no might how hard I might have tried to show them that life can be different, there is a very big possibility that they may still go astray.