Mr Ravichandra Debie M.Ed., B.Ed.

Mr Ravichandra Debie M.Ed., B.Ed.

Headteacher

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!

Ms Shoba Singh M.Ed., B.Ed. (Hons)

Ms Shoba Singh M.Ed., B.Ed. (Hons)

Senior Teacher/ Year 6 Class Teacher

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 Bega Sturgeon B.Ed.

Ms Bega Sturgeon B.Ed.

Senior Teacher/ 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.

Mrs Debie ECCE

Mrs Debie ECCE

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 Reshma Maharaj BA.

Mrs Reshma Maharaj BA.

Year 1 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’

Crystal Maniram B.Ed.

Crystal Maniram B.Ed.

Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs. Maniram is student-focussed and a very supportive teacher. She is well-liked by students and staff alike. She works around the clock to prepare her lessons and is very engaging with her students. Mrs. Maniram has a passion for teaching and learning. She assists in any way she can to uplift both staff and students alike.

Ms Arlena Lackhee B.Ed.

Ms Arlena Lackhee B.Ed.

Year 2 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.

Franchisca Manickchand Gobin B.Ed.

Franchisca Manickchand Gobin B.Ed.

YEAR 4 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!

Miss Anushka Maharaj B.Ed.

Miss Anushka Maharaj B.Ed.

Year 5 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!

Mr Arvinda Singh

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.

Stephanie O’Brien-Rampersad B.Ed.

Stephanie O’Brien-Rampersad B.Ed.

Science Teacher

Mrs. Rampersad is one of our newest members of staff. She is willing to learn and adapt to new situations and has a passion for Science. She is a team player and makes the best out of any situation. She is always willing to move in a positive direction with students and staff alike.

Aneela Bhagwat M.Phil., MA., B.Sc.

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.

Miss Kerissa Harewood

Miss Kerissa Harewood

Language Department – Spanish

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. She teaches Spanish throughout the school and is well-loved by all of her students.

Mr Kwasi John

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.

Mr Akinola Sennon

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

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

Mrs Dayna Springer

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.

Mrs Tonya Harry

Mrs Tonya Harry

Accounting Assistant

Mrs. Harry is our Accounting Assistant. She is hardworking and ensures the efficient running of the office. She renders assistance to all staff members where she can. Tonya is humble and motivated, which are integral qualities to possess for the efficient management of our organization.

Mrs Dhanrajie Harripersad

Mrs Dhanrajie Harripersad

Custodian

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.

Mr Angus Goberdhan

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.

Miss Natalie Aikens

Miss Natalie Aikens

Security

Miss Natalie is our school guard. She is charged with the important duty of meeting our children, greeting them, and being responsible for their safety during the course of the school day. She is pleasant and soft-spoken. She always assists children with their belongings and never hesitates to offer her services to staff members.