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Teacher grateful for PM recognition

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Having served the teaching profession for more than 37 years, Ivorine Pauline Pitters views her nomination for the Prime Minister's Medal of Appreciation for service to education as the highlight of her career.

Pitters is a teacher of home economics management and food and nutrition at the Albert Town High School in Trelawny, an institution she has been serving with pride since 1979.

Pitters said that despite receiving many accolades during her years in the teaching profession, the recognition from the prime minister stands out.

"I am excited, I am happy, I am feeling well rewarded for a job well done," Pitters stated, as she fought back tears.

Pitters is recipient of awards such as the Governor General's Achievement Award, the Jamaica Teachers' Association Long Service Award, and a number of other recognitions from her church.

Looking back at her almost four decades of service, Pitters said her most significant reward comes from the role she played in the development of the many young minds that have crossed paths with her.

The Albert Town High School teacher has been credited for her role in the establishment of the Upper Trelawny Vocational Training Institution and the Red Cross group at the school.