Mr. Debie holds the title of visionary in his capacity as Headmaster. Is profoundly passionate about life and the development of our children. He understands the tremendous beauty, power, and creativity that dwell within each of us, recognizing that there is an underlying unity that connects us all. The name Renaissance is very symbolic, as we are always evolving under his leadership. Mr. Debie taught for many years and his prescient capabilities allowed for the growth of the school to achieve greatness. He encourages his staff to have limitless possibilities on the execution of their duties and focuses on nourishing the well-being of the human soul rather than focussing on academia alone, as he holds steadfastly, that a proper education requires nourishment at all levels. This creates an environment where both staff and students are eager to know more about themselves and develop a love for learning. He is an effective listener and manages his staff in a fair manner. Students and staff alike are indeed empowered because of this leadership style!
Our Renaissance Team
Ms Shoba Singh M.Ed., B.Ed. (Hons)
An earnest teacher with years of experience. She holds steadfast to the principles of the institution and ensures that the best quality education is delivered to all of her students. She encourages all members of staff to be true to themselves and is always ready to push the envelope to be dynamic! Miss Singh is dedicated to making students be the best version of themselves and focusses on their mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in order for them to be better human beings as she ushers them into the secondary school world. She is in love with a field of knowledge, and this propels her lessons into dynamic, educational sessions, which usually leave her students wanting to learn more. Her unconventional approach appeals to the young minds, and she is known affectionately as Miss Singh even to her now-adult past students!
Ms. Margaret Rodriguez B.Ed.
A Preschool Teacher for the last 18 years, has now joined the Montessori Team at Renaissance. She has a very calm and benevolent personality. She is passionate about her health and is also a certified Personal Trainer! She takes pride in everything that she does and brings out the very best in the people around her. A motivator and teacher, what a fantastic combination!
Mrs. Whitney Dixon Roberts B.Ed.
A very warm hearted individual who is always up for new challenges! She is the Montessori teacher whom the children interact with happily and loves to engage them in meaningful activities throughout their school sessions. Miss Dixon has been teaching for over twelve years and has a B.Ed. in primary education. We are pleased to have her on our team!
Mrs Debie ECCE
Lower School HOD / RECEPTION Class Teacher
A long-standing member of staff. She is grounded and applies great love and care to our children and in all aspects of school life. She possesses excellent organizational skills and excels at planning very successful school events. Mrs. Debie emboldens her students and sets no limit to what they can achieve. She assists in all school activities and has a genuine desire to see positivity in all situations. Mrs. Debie has an open heart. She gives and receives love freely and her students are always excited to engage in her teaching sessions. She goes above and beyond for her students and she draws out the very best in her students.
Mrs. Nicole Mc Millan ECCE
Pre-K Assistant Teacher
A fervent believer in God and family. Mrs McMillan has a very warm and pleasant disposition. She is a teacher at Montessori level and is committed to making the best of every situation. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and works with love and diligence amongst her colleagues. She attributes her strong faith to the School of Philosophy and is steadfast in her purpose!
Ms. Charmain Philip ECCE
Pre-K Assistant Teacher
A hardworking and dedicated member of our Reception staff. She has been an educator for 30 years informally and formally for 14 years! She is always up for a challenge and has a smile on her face always! She enjoys spending time with children and her love for them shines through!
Miss Kerissa Harewood
YEAR 1 Class Teacher
Miss Harewood is very cooperative and works in harmony with others. This adds to a positive environment that encourages her students to get excited about the learning process. Having had the experience of teaching Spanish throughout the school and is well-loved by all of her students.
Mrs Reshma Maharaj BA.
YEAR 2 Class Teacher
An ardent advocate of environment conservation who continually encourages others to adopt more environmentally sensitive attitudes. Mrs. Maharaj serves with passion and commitment that is unparalleled. This resonates in her family life, her classroom, and her community as she is an inspiration to all. She is an enthusiastic, committed educator who has an innate ability to understand and motivate children which is evident in End of Year Productions as she is always willing to go beyond the call of duty to produce unrivaled quality and standard that is truly ‘Renaissance’
Ms Arlena Lackhee B.Ed.
YEAR 3 Class Teacher
Miss Lackhee is motivated and very committed to her work and her students. She ensures that the needs of all of the children are met, and takes a very conscientious approach to this vocation. She is a team player and works around the clock to ensure that her students receive meaningful and effective learning experiences.
Ms Bega Sturgeon B.Ed.
YEAR 3 Class Teacher
Always has a positive outlook on all situations. She is a counsellor, friend, and teacher to staff and students alike. Miss Sturgeon sees the light in every child and works hard to develop children holistically. She has a very heart-warming smile and encourages her students to be resilient and more importantly, confident in themselves. Miss Sturgeon is very patient with her students and listens to them. She gives them the opportunity to voice their opinions and often has conversations with them to hear their points of view both academically and otherwise, which is extremely beneficial to meet their emotional needs.
Miss Anushka Maharaj B.Ed.
YEAR 4 Class Teacher
Miss Maharaj promotes a very positive learning environment. She has a very spirited aura and this pairs well with her resourcefulness both in and out of the classroom. Miss Maharaj is always up for a challenge and encourages her students to focus on their goals. She motivates her students and offers them new and exciting material to stir up their intellectual juices!
Franchisca Manickchand Gobin B.Ed.
YEAR 5 Class Teacher
Mrs. Gobin has a very gentle and calming disposition. She listens to her students and tends to their needs both academically and emotionally. She is organised and tailors her planning to suit the needs of her students. She is the newest member of staff and she has adapted so very well that it seems as though she has been with us for years!
Abigail Kaur Dip Ed.
Assistant Student Support Specialist
One of our newest members of staff. She has a Diploma in Special Education and enjoys working with children who are differently abled. She loves to make crafts as it captures her creativity, She has a gentle and calm disposition which assists her greatly in her area of expertise!
Daniella Boodoo M.Ed., B.Ed.
YEAR 6 Assistant Class Teacher
Miss Boodoo offers a fresh and innovative perspective in the current educational setting. She is passionate about volunteering as well as providing the students with an integrated approach to learning. While she is currently pursuing her Masters in Education, Daniella is also an avid baker, so perhaps her holistic approach would include creating inner bakers while teaching mathematical formulas!
Mr Arvinda Singh
Library / Coding & Robotics
Mr. Singh is a past student of Renaissance and holds the title of being the first Head boy at Renaissance. He possesses a youthful charm and pleasant disposition. He readily engages the students in both his Library and Coding sessions. He is proactive and works diligently to ensure all the needs of students and staff alike are met in a very timely fashion.
Mr Kwasi John
Physical Education/ Gymnastics
Very reliable and energetic Gym teacher. He is patient and helps us to feel our physical best with his workouts! Mr. John is helpful all round and always offers assistance to all members of staff throughout the school. Mr. John motivates his students and reminds them of their endurance and abilities during his sessions.
Aneela Bhagwat M.Phil., MA., B.Sc.
Language Department – Sanskrit
Mrs. Bhagwat is our beloved Sanskrit teacher. She has a very calm and gentle disposition. She caters to the needs of all her students and makes each child feel a sense of accomplishment during her sessions. Miss Bhagwat has two children, both of whom attend Trinidad Renaissance and she has a vast knowledge of Sanskrit which allows her lessons to be versatile and exciting.
Amrika Bhawaniesingh B.Ed.
Miss Amrika Bhawaniesingh is the newest addition to our Renaissance family. She holds a Bachelor in Education degree from the University of the West Indies. Miss Bhawaniesingh loves to experiment in the culinary world and enjoys recreating restaurant quality meals. Our dynamic online setting will allow her to use these skills in Science classes or even Math! She enjoys outdoor activities and much like her adventurous style of finding new and innovative pathways, she draws out the very best in her students using her own flair! She demonstrates a passion for teaching children as she encourages students to have freedom of expression.
Miss Anjali Ramnath B.Ed.
Miss Ramnath may be small in stature but she carries love effortlessly for her students! She has a B.Ed in Primary education and is passionate about children and is very creative. She works with the Reception group and her bubbly personality allows her to leave a little sparkle wherever she goes!
Miss Christina Jaskaran B.Ed.
Miss Jaskaran possesses a B.Ed in Education and one of our newest members of staff. She is willing to learn and adapt to new situations and has a passion for Teaching.. She is a team player and exudes patience. This is a very helpful asset in this field! She is kind and easy going. It is certainly a pleasure to have her as a part of our Renaissance Family!
Mr Declon Harrilal B.Ed.
A very warm and kind hearted individual. Mr Harrilal is the Assistant Teacher for Year 1. He is very invested in the education of our young children and often finds very fun and interesting ways to deliver his lessons. He believes that teachers are like candles – it consumes themselves to light the way for others. He is a pleasure to have as one of our newest members of the Renaissance Family!
Mr Akinola Sennon
Music Teacher -Steel Orchestra
Akinola Sennon- renowned in his field as a multi-talented musician, Mr. Sennon is one of our Pan instructors at Renaissance. He is very passionate about music and this is personified in the riveting performances that the TRS Steel Orchestra demonstrates during their highly acclaimed performances. He is a Siparia Deltones to his heart and takes great pride in his field of music.
Mr George Caesar
Music Teacher -Steel Orchestra
Mr. Caesar is the vibrant pan teacher who has a very unique teaching style. He is known to tell a story through music. His students adore him and relate to his charming disposition. He has led the TRS orchestra to claim several victories throughout the years. The riveting performances have been noticed by many of our calypsonians. Mr. Caesar is quite a versatile and spirited pan instructor indeed!
Mrs Dayna Springer
Senior Administrative Assistant
Aunty Dayna as she is fondly called is our Office Administrator. She greets everyone with a bright smile and always willing to lend a helping hand. She assists in all fundraising events and encourages everyone around her to have a bright outlook on life.
Mr Angus Goberdhan
Facilities Coordinator/ Security
Uncle Angus as he is affectionately known throughout the student and staff body is kind and extremely helpful. He is dedicated and will always be there when you need him. Angus is a long-standing member of staff and is very loyal to the organization. He is a gentleman and often times would accompany female members of staff to their car or taxi. During our school events, he is always the last to leave as he ensures that everything is back to where they need to be. He takes pride in his job and provides a very secure and clean environment for staff and students. We are very lucky to have Uncle Angus as part of our Renaissance family.
Mrs Dhanrajie Harripersad
Dolly is our custodian. She ensures that our students have a clean environment. She has a very pleasant disposition and has a special relationship with the children. She offers words of encouragement and advice to our Renaissance family and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone who may be in need.
“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.”
– Wolfgang Puck
Our Head Chef, who has a passion for cooking! She finds the experience in the kitchen a therapeutic one and outside of the kitchen she loves to experiment with all the flavours of restaurants throughout the country! She cooks with love for the children and incorporates nutrition into her child friendly meals!
A hardworking , self-motivated and dedicated person. She loves to work in the kitchen environment and puts great effort into ensuring that the needs of students and teachers alike, are met with quality and certainly love! An avid hiker and her passion for travel, hopes to take her to Dubai one day ,where she would like to experience the cuisine there!