melaniekimb

melaniekimb

I am a Visual Arts Teacher at Bishop Anstey High School East and Trinity College East in Trinidad and Tobago. There are three schools on the campus where I teach. I teach on the boys side as the schools are single sex.
I LOVE the ARTS…Dance, Music (my second loves) and Theatre. I am the President and Co-founder of a Performing Arts Group -‘Eh Bien Oui Don Don’ …it is Trinidad Patio. It means “Hey! this one sweet!” I also manage a Folk Dance and African Drumming group at the school
I am very proud of my heritage and culture. Love talking and sharing with people about it. Teaching my students to appreciate it is my biggest goal!

I studied Visual Arts at Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts (now kown as the Visual and Performing Arts), in Kingston, Jamaica. Specialising in Fiber Arts.

You could say I stumbled into Teaching after I left College…needed a job, and teaching disabled young adults sounded like a great way to give back.
I have loved teaching ever since and started teaching formally where I am now since 2001.
Trinity College East is a relatively young school and we are one of the few schools in Trinidad and Tobago that are technology driven…or at least try to. So using ICT in the classroom is something that is new to teaching but rapidly catching on in my country.
The opportunity to learn more about teaching my students and connecting with other teachers outside of my school (new to me) is very exciting.
I live with my partner and his son. We have a pet parrot. I am also very close to my family and I have large group of friends who I am very close to.
Besides Teaching I love to hang out with my friends, listen to music, watch movies, read (when I can fit it in between marking work), go to cultural shows and plays, do outdoor activities with my family and friends and go to church at All Saints Anglican Church.
I hope to share my culture and heritage with all!!