Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) joins the host of others in remembering Jamaican educator par excellence Glen Archer.

The JTA notes his many achievements in Education especially in the Spelling B competition and as a coach in the Schools Challenge Quiz. However, more importantly we recall his outstanding efforts in assisting the 1998 Scripps Howard Spelling Bee champion Jody-Anne Maxwell to the winner’s podium. His efforts not only highlighted the hard work of Jamaican teachers but also boosted the good name of Jamaica in the International arena.

This is an achievement that will stand out for us for a long while as he, during his life time would have given not only of self to humanity, but also of himself for country.

The JTA salutes his work and worth and wishes that his legacy be long remembered.

Reverend Archer died at 1:45am on Sunday, February 15 at the University Hospital of the West Indies where he had been admitted for more than a month.  He was 61.

The JTA expresses condolences to his family and prays for their strength in this challenging time.

Clover Thompson
Meanwhile, the Association is saddened to learn of the death of veteran educator and former principal of the Denham Town Primary and High, Clover Thompson.
Thompson was Lasco Teacher of the Year in 2003  and was a member of the JTA up to the time of her death.

Current Principal Audrey Williams who now sits on the JTA General Council committee expressed sadness on her passing on behalf of the teachers and students of the Denham Town High and especially those teachers who worked with her during her tenure.

For further information, please contact:
Leaon Nash
Public Relations Officer
Tel.: 922-1385-7, Cell: 874-8162
Fax: 922-3257
Email: [email protected]

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