On Wednesday, October 23, the education fraternity in Barbados mourned the passing of one of its own, Ms. Diana Wilson.
Ms. Wilson served the educational system of this country with distinction, being always at the forefront of the administration of Lester Vaughan Secondary School and leading her charges and staff in the development of a sound academic and extra-curricular programme since 2006.
She was appointed Principal at Lester Vaughan Secondary School in January 2010, following acting stints in that post in 2006 and 2009.
Ms. Wilson was a committed and dedicated educator. She started her career in 1976 as a teacher at St. George Secondary School before moving to the Garrison Secondary School (now Graydon Sealy Secondary) in 1977, where she remained until 1979. From January to August 1983, Diana worked at St. Leonard???s Girls??? Secondary School before moving to Harrison College where she became Head of the Foreign Languages Department.
The late Principal graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1982, with a B.A. (Hons) in Spanish/French and subsequently earned diplomas at the Erdiston Teachers??? Training College in Education and Educational Management and Administration.
Diana Wilson was a shining example of one who believed that public life and service to education were noble endeavours and always lived her life in this way. For this she will always be remembered.
The education system in Barbados is certainly the richer for her life???s contribution. On behalf of all of us at the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, I extend deepest sympathy to her three children and other relatives and friends at this time.