Founder & Director
Lee-ann has been a Modern Languages’ teacher at Trinity College East since January 2005. She has a Master’s in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education with distinction from the University of Manchester. She also possesses a certificate in Designing & Facilitating E-Learning through the Open Polytechnic in New Zealand. Additionally, she has a level 1 certification in Flipped Learning. She obtained a distinction in the PG diploma in Education in Teaching of Foreign Languages and possesses a first class honours in B.A. in French/Spanish from the University of the West Indies.
Lee-ann is also an ICT Facilitator for the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago (MoETT) and was part of the team, which developed the UNESCO ICT programme that has been running for the last three years for Secondary School Teachers. She has also presented several educational workshops locally and internationally, including at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in Chicago and American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in San Diego in 2019.
Educator & Blogger
After receiving her B.A (hons.) degree in French & Spanish in 2004, Vikki began her teaching career as a part-time French tutor at the U.W.I. Centre for Language Learning. She also taught part-time at the Alliance Française in Trinidad. In 2005, she began her tenure at Trinity College East and has been with the institution since. Having to teach Foreign Language in a very different way than she learnt it, has served to inform and improve her practice. In 2019, she received her Diploma in Education with distinction from the University of the West Indies and after 15+ years in teaching, seeks to continuously improve her practice through critical reflection. Vikki believes teaching is a vocation and that teachers should be life-long learners and reflective practitioners.
An avid reader and budding free-lance writer/editor, Vikki is also a strong advocate for Mental Wellness. Through her writing, she seeks to break the silence that often surrounds Mental Illnesses like Anxiety and Depression. She also hopes to help educators understand the need for self-care, particularly as they move through challenging professional transitions. Her philosophy is simple: “Teachers must pass the baton to the next generation. The best way we can do that, is to show our students how to run the race with courage, integrity and respect for all.” It is a philosophy based on her favourite life quote: “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”
Educator & Fitness Coach
Latoya Thomas Paponette has been an educator for 22 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, a Master’s in Cultural Studies and Postgraduate diploma in Education Administration. When not in the classroom, Latoya conducts fitness sessions in her community and online. She is passionate about teaching, running and all around development of human potential.
We can teach you all elements to become an all-rounded teacher in the classroom, despite the audience of students. Whether a tailored conference for you, or a general webinar for teachers across the region, we aim to support change the mindset of educators for the long term