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Five things about the new JTA president Dr Garth Anderson

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 2:16 AM
Garth Anderson, newly installed Jamaica Teachers' Association president and former president Georgia Waugh Richards in a symbolic candle lighting ceremony.

Principal of the Mandeville-based Church Teachers' College Dr Garth Anderson, was on Monday night installed as the 54th president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA).

Anderson was sworn in during an investiture ceremony on day one of the JTA's 54th annual conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St James.

He succeeds Georgia Waugh Richards.

Here are five things you should know about the new president of the largest teachers' union in Jamaica.

1. Anderson is a graduate of the May Pen High School and Church Teachers' College.

2. His first stint as a principal was at the Ebony Grove High School in Clarendon.

3. He lectured geography at Church Teachers' College before moving to Muschett High School in Trelawny as principal from 2006 to 2010 then returned to the college as principal.

4. Anderson is a Justice of the Peace and former president of the Rotary Club of Mandeville.

5. He has advocated for making affordable dialysis treatment more accessible to teachers who suffer from kidney issues.

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