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Education Executive Acknowledges Contribution of Former Educator

12th February 2016

An official of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology has paid tribute to the late Mrs. Ruth Limerick, a veteran educator who passed away recently.

Known for her lifetime of service to Antigua and Barbuda, Mrs. Limerick was a household name in certain sections of the island, with some remembering her contributions to both church and the moulding of young minds.

In acknowledging her contributions, Acting Director of Education, Clare Browne described her as some who has left “indelible footprints on the education landscape of Antigua and Barbuda.”

“Mrs. Limerick as a classroom teacher was industrious and innovative and imparted with fervour. Perhaps her most important attributes were not solely her knowledge of content and pedagogy, but the understanding she demonstrated in attending to the nurture of her students.”

“She was always willing to listen, to help, to advise, to empathize. She was the epitome of the saying “a good teacher is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others,” Mr. Browne stated.

The veteran teacher is also being remembered as an administrator who fulfilled her duties with diligence. One who was willing to listen, help advise and empathize.

“It was always apparent that she was a leader of keen instincts with immense capacity to plan, prioritize and manage. She demonstrated loyalty to the vision, mission and goals of her school and the Ministry of Education. Her passion for music and Visual Arts was always evident. She never hesitated to encourage her subordinates to improve themselves academically,” the acting director continued.

“We in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology salute Mrs. Limerick for her lifelong dedication to education, for believing in young people, for guiding through example, for inspiring with passion, for living through loving, for leaving an indelible mark on the future, for touching the human soul. We thank God for the life and work of Teacher Ruth Limerick and earnestly pray that He may grant her eternal rest.”

The late Mrs. Ruth Limerick served as Principal of All Saints and Pares Secondary Schools. She also held the position of Coordinator of the now defunct Ministry of Education’s Evening Institute.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, 15th February, 2015.