Educator receives Sisserou Award of Honour

Lafond with president Savarin after receiving the award
Lafond with president Savarin after receiving the award

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, also former Principal of the Goodwill Secondary School (GSS), Jennifer Wallace Lafond, has received the Sisserou Award of Honour (the nation’s second highest award) for her long service of education in Dominica.

She received that award from President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin at the Parade of Uniformed Groups on November 3 at the Windsor Park Stadium.

Lafond said in an interview with the media that she is very happy to have received the honour and feel “ecstatic”

“I am very happy, I feel ecstatic, especially seeing that I worked and did what I did with all humility,” she said. “To be honest it is very encouraging and it gives one whatever it takes to continue performing.”

According to Lafond, she will continue to help people and to help Dominica grow.

She plans on using the award to impact others by showing them that, “When you do good, good comes to you in return, in that way I can continue to spread it.”

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7 Comments

  1. Pondera
    November 6, 2014

    Oh how proud I am of Ma Wallace. This award is well deserving. She worked well and hard. Ma Wallace gave all that she had and believed in her students. She is the pioneer of the Secondary School in St Joseph. That High School should be renamed after her. She is a citizen par excellente

  2. rainbow
    November 5, 2014

    and I think the lady you recommend is Lucina Lafond Charles

  3. Letricia Cadette
    November 5, 2014

    Congratulations Mrs Wallace Lafond you will always be loved and respected by the students of the Goodwill secondary. Most fond and appreciated memory of you is seeing you get in your car and going into the communities and returning some dropouts to school. This left an forever cherished mark in the hearts and minds of some of us. You epitomised what a true educator and humanitarian is. Congratulation you are loved….Next I recommend Lucina Charles Lafond and Martin Charles for the sisserou award of honor.

  4. Cyrique
    November 5, 2014

    Congratulations Jenny. Well done. I’ve known you since we were at school and you have always been very proactive and patriotic. You worked for the best Minister in the Government , the Minister of Education Mr Petter St Jean and under your stewardship his policies were proliferated effectively. Your husband Tom would have been very proud of you. God bless you & God bless Dominica!!

  5. Pellam Jno Baptiste
    November 5, 2014

    Congrats mom, from all your kids at ITSS we love you and we are all proud of you and thank God Almighty for you during the most trying times of our lives at ITSS, in the post Hurricane David years. You never compromised and you did not teach us you were our mother in every sense of the word. Thank you. Your biggest award is knowing that spread around this globe are productive students you mentored. troubled youth like me whose lives you changed. Thank you mom. DNO this fabulous lady was the first Principal of the St Joseph Campus of the DGS, renamed ITSS ok. She is the mother many of us never had and needed to make it through Secondary School in the early to mid eighties. God do not make teachers like her anymore.

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