Our Teachers, 2016-17


We strongly believe in the importance of building closely bonded relationships between children and teachers, and we consider ourselves very fortunate that our small staff and low teacher/pupil ratios allow us to do this. We find that our children happily adapt to different adults and situations from an early age.

A broad background within education allows our staff to apply their unique perspectives and expertise to support all children across the school.  Just as our children have different strengths, so do our teachers. Teachers are assigned to various subjects according to their individual strengths, interests and specialisms. The children are taught most subjects by their homeroom teacher, but also receive specialist teaching for other subjects such as Music, P.E. and Spanish. Coordinators oversee curriculum planning and ensure that continuity, progression and standards are in accordance with our Curriculum.


teachers-2013_004Ms. Alison

Director and Owner / Support Teacher / KS2 Music Teacher


Alison holds a teaching Certificate in Primary Education from Derby University, England.  Her major subjects were in Music, Psychology and Primary Education. She also did an Open University Degree course in Ethnic Minorities and Community Relations and has a TEFL qualification from Warwick University.

Alison has 35 years teaching experience in England, Greece and The Turks and Caicos Islands.

This is Alison’s 25th year at Provo Primary.



Miss Sian

Principal / Support Teacher / Senior Leadership Team

Sian holds a First Class Honours Degree in Primary Education (BEd. Hons.) from Reading University, England. Her major subjects were in Science and Primary Education.

Sian has 25 years teaching experience in England and The Turks and Caicos Islands.

This is Sian’s 18th year at Provo Primary.




teachers-2013_002Mrs. Stefanie

Office Administrator / Support Teacher

Stefanie holds  a Post-graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E) from University College of Wales, Newport. She also holds a Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.)  in Business Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, both from Kingston University, UK.

This is Stefanie’s 12th year at Provo Primary.





teacher-2015-02Mr. Jason

Year 6 Teacher / Assessment & Transition Co-ordinator / Computing Co-ordinator / Science Fair Co-ordinator / KS3 Senior Leadership Team

Jason holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd. Hons.)  He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs.  Both qualifications are from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

Jason has 8 years teaching experience, with 5 years in Northern Ireland where he taught Year 6,  preparing children for SATS and other secondary school entrance exams.

This is Jason’s 4th year teaching at Provo Primary.



Miss Cara

Year 5 Teacher / Senior Leadership Team / Key Stage 1/2 Leader / Modern Foreign Language Co-ordinator & Spanish Teacher

Cara holds a Triple Languages Masters of Arts (MA) in French-Italian-Spanish from University of St Andrews, UK.  In her 3rd year she went abroad as a SOCRATES student and took her exams in Avignon, France and Verona, Italy.  She also holds a  Primary Post Graduate Certification of Education P.G.C.E with a specialism in French.

Cara has 11 years teaching experience with 5 years teaching experience in the UK, where she was the Modern Foreign Languages (M.F.L.) and International Links Co-ordinator.

This is Cara’s 7th year teaching at Provo Primary.


Mr. Toby

Year 4 Teacher /  KS2 PE Co-ordinator / KS3 Leader

Toby holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) in History from the University of Newcastle, UK. He also has a Masters of Letters (M.Litt.) in Modern American History from the University of Newcastle, which included a research placement at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.  Toby then studied Primary Education and has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Toby has 10 years teaching experience, with 6 years teaching experience in the UK, including 1 year as a Primary School Headteacher.

This is Toby’s 5th year teaching at Provo Primary.


teacher-2015-01Miss Mani

Year 3 Teacher / School Council Leader

Mani holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) degree from the University of East London in Visual Art Theory and Education. She also holds a  Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) in Primary Education, from the Metropolitan University in Manchester, U.K.
Mani taught English to speakers of other languages for 2 years while in Manchester using her T.E.S.O.L qualification. She also has a Yoga’s Up Certificate which qualifies her to teach Yoga to children from ages 6 to 12 years of age.
Mani has lived, travelled and worked in Europe, South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the U.K.
Mani has 21 years teaching experience with 12 years in primary education in the UK.
This is Mani’s 9th year teaching at Provo Primary.


Miss Tracy

Year 2 Teacher / PSHCE/MindUp Co-ordinator

Tracy holds a Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary & Junior division) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She has also completed the following additional qualification online from Queen’s University: Kindergarten, English as a Second Language, Mathematics Education, Special Education and Librarianship.

Tracy has 10 years teaching experience, both in international and private schools.

This is Tracy’s 9th year teaching at Provo Primary.



IMG_2395Mrs. Amanda

Year 1 Teacher / KS1 PE / Outdoor Play Co-ordinator

Amanda holds a B.A. in Physical Education and Biology from Chester College of Higher Education and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) in Primary Education with Early Years Specialism (3-8 yr olds).

Amanda has 28 years teaching experience in Primary Education both in the U.K. and in International Schools in Sechelles, Malaysia, Singapore and T.C.I.

Amanda is returning to Provo Primary and this will be her 4th year (collectively) at the school.



Miss Claire

kindergarten Teacher / Early Years Co-ordinator / Senior Leadership Team

Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) in English Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate of  Education (P.G.C.E.) in Primary Education with QTS  from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Claire has 8 years teaching experience, with 6 years teaching experience in the UK where she was Special Needs Coordinator for 2 years.

This is Claire’s 4th year teaching at Provo Primary.



teachers-2013_007Ms. Shara

Early Years Team Assistant / KS1 PE / Theatre Arts Performing Arts Teacher 
Shara holds a Minor in Dance from UNC-Greensboro, USA. She is also a Certified Baby Signing Time Instructor (ASL Based).  She is also a trained YMCA Professional (Swimming, Dance & Gymnastics). Shara has over twenty years in dance experience and twelve years in dance education.  She is Creative Director/Instructor for Breaking Free Dance Academy and is the Graceway Sports Centre Gymnastics Club Coach.
This is Shara’s 12th year teaching at Provo Primary.




Miss Claire Marie

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Claire Marie holds an International Diploma In Montessori Pedagogy for Early Years Education from the Montessori Center International in London.  She also holds certificates in: Yoga for Children from Montessori Center International; Understanding the Autistic Spectrum Disorder from Montessori Institute AMI and Child Protection, Creative Mark Making and Observation Assessment and Planning from the Camden Training and Media Service. She holds a Pediatric First Aid Certificate from St Johns Ambulance Service in London.

Claire Marie has 13 years teaching experience, which includes 5 years experience in London and 1 year  in Australia. This is Claire Marie’s 8th year teaching at Provo Primary.


Jeannette SylvainMrs. Jeannette

Junior Kindergarten Assistant
This is Jeannette’s 17th year at Providenciales Primary School working within the Early Years Department. She has a  wealth of experience working with young children and has seven children of her own.








Ms. Myrna

Early Years Team Teacher

Myrna holds an Early Childhood Certificate from The Bermuda College, Bermuda.

Myrna has 29 years teaching experience in The Turks and Caicos Islands and Bermuda, including 5 years working with students with mental and physical disabilities.

This is Myrna’s 18th year teaching (collectively) at Provo Primary.




Mrs. Helen

Early Years Team Teacher

Helen holds a BA Hons.  in German with Spanish from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne .  She also has a  Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Sheffield.

Helen has over 10 years teaching experience.  She has  taught Spanish, German and French, with Spanish primary liaison duties, at High Schools with Language College status for 4 years.  She also has 1 year experience as a Pastoral Manager for Key Stage 3 (non-teaching Head of Year responsible for welfare and behavior support) and 2 terms experience working as a year 5 teacher at a UK Middle school teaching general subjects including Literacy and Numeracy.  Having taught Spanish in our Early Years classes and as a mum of a young child, she has a wealth of experience of working with young children.

This is Helen’s 5th year teaching at Provo Primary.


Miss Kiki

Early Years Team Assistant

Kiara is currently studying for an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teachers Assisting Certificate at Ashworth  College, USA.

This is Kiara’s 5th year as a teaching assistant at Provo Primary.







Mrs. Niki

Early Years Team Assistant / Theatre Arts Performing Arts Teacher 

Niki holds a BA (HONS) in Dance from London Contemporary Dance School, is a qualified Professional Studio Instructor with YMCAFit (UK), holds a Professional Associate Diploma in Acting and Musical Theatre from Arts Educational School, London and is a Master Scuba Trainer with PADI.

Niki has over 15 years experience teaching performing arts, fitness and SCUBA to both children and adults in England, The Philippines, Tanzania and The Turks & Caicos Islands. Niki runs an extensive After School Performing Arts Programme for children, teenagers and adults on campus.

This is her 2nd year at Provo Primary School.


09sept_teachers_0191Mrs. Yorka

Spanish Immersion /Spanish Teacher / Art & Design and Design Technology Teacher

Yorka holds a Bachelor degree in Primary Years Education from the Universidad Católica de Chile.  She has being working for the last 3 years as an Elementary Teacher in an International Baccalaureate School in Chile.

Her first language is Spanish and she will be encouraging our children to learn Spanish as a second language both naturally through our Immersion Programme and through dedicated Spanish lessons.



Bonnie NewmanMrs. Bonnie

Visiting Volunteer Teacher

Bonnie has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Wisconsin, USA and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Western Oregon State College.

She has 43 years experience teaching primary and special education students, including 11 years at Provo Primary School.  Miss Bonnie also started the first diagnostic teaching centre for the city of Victoria, British Columbia.

When Ms Bonnie visits us, which she tries to each year, she helps us in all sorts of ways but mostly in the role of a support teacher.


Cleaning and Maintenance

Our wonderful, hard working cleaning and maintenance staff keep our school clean and tidy everyday.

Mrs. Attamae








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Mr. Sajouste