Retired Dominican educator publishes memoirs

Leslie is a former educator-turned author

Retired educator and former principal of the Grand Fond Primary School and Castle Bruce Secondary School, Hatty Prince Leslie has published a book entitled ‘Memoirs Of A Dominican Educator.’

In an interview with Dominica News Online, Leslie said this book was produced simply to record the memorable events and activities which formed part of her career over a period of 36 years (1981 – 2017). She said it allows for numerous stakeholders, groups, students and individuals who contributed to the success of her career, to reminisce on their active participation and on the joy and satisfaction which was accomplished as a result.

“It was not difficult to do the book because it was my own experiences, things that I achieved and I must say very, very few disappointments,” she stated.

Leslie said her message to other educators is to be interested in what they do and if it’s not within them, then it is going to be difficult. She said educators should really like what they are doing and make it practical.

“Once you see it’s practical, you are going to enjoy it. Be interested in what you do or else it will be a burden to you, and do it with a big heart,” she encouraged.

The book can be purchased at Jay’s Book store for $30.00, on Amazon for $15 US or through Leslie herself.

The former educator-turned author said she is grateful to God and to all those who supported her.


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  1. Vellie Nicholas
    July 20, 2019

    Congratulations, Mrs Prince! Your accomplishment not only gives pleasure, but inspires in me a heightened sense of purpose in the profession.

    And as a writer myself, I shall certainly get a copy for I am curious to learn about your teaching journey and the precious stories you have archived for posterity. It would please me to make contact with you for it is not often one comes across a ‘writing teacher’ in the OECS region.

    Now that you have excited our imaginations I hope that you writing muscles don’t turn to flab!

    Well done!

    (BTW, hope every teacher gets one! Will send my niece to get me two copies from you.)

  2. %
    July 18, 2019

    Congratulations Mrs Leslie.
    Well done!
    Will certainly get a copy!

  3. Chad Prince
    July 17, 2019

    Yes! Thank God for you for making us proud. I offer my own special congratulations on this mile stone that you have attained. Keep it up Cousin and keep on writing.Cb

  4. BMB
    July 17, 2019

    Thank you for your Service

  5. Rebecca V. Musgrave
    July 17, 2019


  6. Debra
    July 17, 2019

    Congratulations. I love the cover.

  7. July 16, 2019

    As a writer myself, I know the joy of writing; it is the most relaxing hobby a person can have. It is great for the mind, the heart, and the soul; no doubt about that.

    The difference with me is that my writing pays me spiritually, I don’t care too much about the material wealth and popularity. Congratulations to you Ms. Leslie

    • Bee
      July 18, 2019

      Lin Clown we all know what you consider to be spiritual writing is your adorations to Skerrit and the SLP. Writer my foot.

  8. Shanice matthew
    July 16, 2019

    Congrats mrs leslie..

  9. patriot Dominican
    July 16, 2019

    way to go Mrs Leslie you taught me at castle Bruce secondary school and am forever grateful for the person you made me thank you

  10. ?????????????
    July 16, 2019

    Hi Congraulations to Mrs Leslie. Great!

  11. Good job
    July 16, 2019

    👏 👏 👏 👏 congrats.

  12. ?????????????
    July 16, 2019

    Congraulations to Mrs Leslie. Great!

  13. Hope
    July 16, 2019

    It was a calling for you Mrs Leslie … Very few could do it like you! A fitting Culmination to a career that has touched so many lives. I wish you all of God’s blessings. Now that’s how retirement should look like!!!! I’m reading already!

  14. Dora
    July 16, 2019

    Congrats my friend…I haven’t seen you in many years!!! I hope go get my copy when I come to the island again.

    • CC
      July 16, 2019

      You can get it on Amazon. You don’t have to wait till you come home.

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