Irvin Jackson cops Phenomenal Male Teacher Award

Irvin Jackson
Irvin Jackson

Irvin Jackson, a male teacher from the Pierre Charles Secondary School, has been awarded the first ever Phenomenal Male Teacher Award.

The award was presented at the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) 17th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday.

DAT, in collaboration with the Status of Women Committee (SOWC), introduced the award to highlight and encourage the male teachers in the teaching profession.

“We have very few male teachers in the service, hence, the need to encourage those in to stay and to attract more into the service,” chairperson of SOWC, Vania Martin, said. “When we look back at the Ministry of Education Excellence in Teaching Awards most of the awardees were female.”

All schools in Dominica were asked to nominate their outstanding male teachers.

Jackson was one of eleven (11) nominees for the award.

Other male teachers nominated include Cyprien George from the Christian Union Primary, Kirk Anthony Edwards from the North East Comprehensive School, Elton Etienne from the Convent Prep, Egbert Jno Baptiste from the Dominica Community High School, Dwayne Drigo from the Massacre/Canefield Primary School, Curtison George of the Grandfond Primary School, Marlon Xavier of the Goodwill Secondary School, Mickey Thomas from the Thibaud Primary School, Daryl Frank of the W S. Steven Primary School and Glenson Prince of the Portsmouth Secondary School.

Jackson and the other nominees will receive further recognition on World Teacher’s Day.

Meanwhile, five retired teachers were also given special recognition.

Hartley Adams for his 37 years of service, David Kentish for 39 years of service, Marie Wilkins for 40 years of service, Brother Henry French- 61 years of service and Jennifer Wallace LaFond- 40 years of service.

They all received tokens of appreciation at the DAT AGM.

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    August 12, 2014

    Congrats Mr J

  2. Nazarine
    April 7, 2013

    Congratulations, Mr. Jackson! Its good to know that good things are happening and you are major part of it.
    Mrs. Titre

  3. Educator
    April 4, 2013

    One of the best principals that ITSS ever had was Mrs. Wallace-Lafond! Hats off to you Miss. You deserve every recognition. I remember when you stood at assembly and said you have decided to give an aspect of your social life since you were discouraging students from socializing in that particular place. Never understood it then but I do now. Thanks for being exemplary!

  4. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    Congratulations are well in order fro all of the nominees and to Mr. Jackson (Teacher Jackson as my grandma would say).

    We do need more of our male teachers to be exemplary and our schools I think would do better with further male presence.

    Esteemed gentlemen in their league.

    MR. GLENSON PRINCE WAY TO GO…PSS again!! yeepee

  5. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    <truely is a great teacher …

  6. ?
    April 4, 2013

    Important information missing from the report. What was the criteria for the award DNO?

  7. Not a herd follower
    April 4, 2013

    Congratulations to Mr.Jackson. DNO, we need to know why was he honoured. What did the citation read?

    Congratulations and many thanks to Brother French fo his many years of service to Dominica.

  8. Class of 2004
    April 4, 2013

    congratulations Mr. Jackson. you have indeed proven yourself to be a good and responsible individual and teacher. your hard work with your students and your dedication is what pays you off today…:)

  9. Pussinka
    April 4, 2013

    Congrats Mr Jackson :wink:

  10. SJ
    April 3, 2013

    congratulations to u mr j…..

  11. Tete Mornian
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats Sir!! You deserved it! Class of 2003!! Grand Bay Secondary 4 lyfe!!!

  12. God's child
    April 3, 2013

    congratulations to all the awardees. continue the good works. you are all winers in your own right.

  13. out of south city
    April 3, 2013

    That’s really encouraging news on the behalf of our male teachers. I remember the important roles that male teachers played during my school years. It is such an example for the young brothers growing up in our society. I trust that our male scholars will continue to walk that path and that they will continue to be recognised.

  14. Dan-Bee
    April 3, 2013

    Good work Mr Jackson; Congratulations! You’ve made your family and their friends very proud.

  15. .
    April 3, 2013

    Long i was advocating that male teachers need to be encouraged to stay in the profession.
    Now the DAT has seen that so few male teachers are presently involved in the profession they are trying something.
    DAT…. It’s the money that will eccourage the male teachers to stay in the profession.
    Marpin bill,Lime bill, Dowasco bill, Mortgage,Domlec bill, etc to pay every month.
    Negotiate properly on the behalf fof teachers, and stop this show.

  16. Kendra Catchpool
    April 3, 2013

    This could not have come at a better time for all the male teachers but especially for Mr. Jackson and the PCSS right on the heels of the Gold Medal by our outstanding young athlete. Shanee Angol

  17. Class of 2010
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats Mr. Jackson. You certainly deserve it. Your hard work with your students over the years has paid off. Continue to do the great job that you are doing :)

  18. senior citizen
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats to our male teachers. Our boys and young men NEED male role models!

  19. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats to our male teachers. Our boys and young men need more male role models!

  20. pcss student
    April 3, 2013

    go pcss nice work mrs jackson

  21. Unique
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations Irvin Jackson on your award. Continue the great work :-D

  22. vision
    April 3, 2013

    :-D :-D Congrats to My former class teacher and Geography Mr Jackson (simily)at the Grand Bay Secondary School ..class of 2001 !!

  23. cohenval
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats Brother French. You have touched our lives in a positive way. So much patience and encouragement with us. But it paid of in many of our lives. A teaching job well done. Thanks.

  24. Georgia Peach
    April 3, 2013


  25. Tumble, Back kick
    April 3, 2013

    yes teach

  26. rfdgfhv
    April 3, 2013

    We teachers are NOT FOOLED BY THIS SHOW. The longest rope has its end and the longest rope has its bend.

    • pascyance
      April 3, 2013

      Your turn will soon come and we will all be rejoicing with you.

    • huh?
      April 4, 2013

      your point? you mad you or someone you know aint win? grow up

  27. tgyuyui
    April 3, 2013

    DAT better salaries tearchers need.

  28. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    When the male excel shout it out. Congrats male figure, it is your moment to shine

  29. Great
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats Jackson, from you co worker.You have been quite an asset to the teaching profession,in many respects: your deportment, conduct,
    professionalism, commitment, dedication, sacrifice, etc,etc……..It’s both amazing and heartening to see how you have grown in maturity, and will in the future be one on the list of our (Dominica’s) great teachers.
    “””The height by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night”””…
    KEEP ON WORKING YOUNG MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. riddim up
    April 3, 2013

    i remember you from back in our days at SMA….
    big up… keep on doing your great work…

  31. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    Daryl Frank or Dario Frank?

  32. destiny
    April 3, 2013

    congrats jack you deserved it

  33. good tidings
    April 3, 2013

    Congrats keep up the good work

  34. Nathanael
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations Mr Jackson! You deserve that award big time

  35. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    thats great my school is doing great things mr Jackson u doing good u a 1 of the best go P.c.s.s.

  36. boss
    April 3, 2013

    Yesai Mr J Congfrats Yow

  37. splendour
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations Irvin you deserve this award!

  38. Affection8
    April 3, 2013

    Good gesture towards our male teachers. Hats off to you DAT.

  39. Cop
    April 3, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to you Mr. Jackson, you’re a great teacher for real learnt a lot from you bro.
    Guidance to you Sir

  40. weezib
    April 3, 2013

    contrary to popular belief, Bath Estate does produce very good people… we’ve got Irvin, Delroy Williams and even Gloria Walsh among many others to be proud of

    • patriot
      April 4, 2013

      and you forget king mashop

  41. From Grandfond
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations Mr Curtison George of the Grandfond Primary School, being a product from GrandFond my self I salute your achievement.

  42. Teacher
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations!!! He was one of the few male teachers who did not drop out while we were at Teacher’s college.

  43. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    Congratulations to all!!!

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2013

      thats good my school is

  44. Coral
    April 3, 2013


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