Recognition for veteran educator

Dr. Dan Carter accepting a token of appreciation from Minister of Education Ronald Jones.

One of Barbados’ most respected educators, Dr. Dan Carter, was today recognised by Minister of Education Ronald Jones, for his contribution to Barbadian society.

The recognition, which formed part of the country’s celebration of 50 years of Universal Free Public Education, took place at Carter’s Thornbury Hill, Christ Church home.

Carter, who spent 41 years in the service, including in such posts as principal, education officer and senior education officer, was described by the minister as a “professional educator”.

In accepting the token of appreciation, Carter said he felt “honoured” and admitted that there had been challenges in his career, especially in teaching.

However, he added: “But when you look back, especially when you meet your [past] students and they stop you in Broad Street and say ‘Look, you were my teacher’; [or] ‘Mr. Carter, how are you?’ And the bolder ones say, ‘Dan, well you can’t flog me now, so I can call you Dan’ — you derive a lot of satisfaction from that.” (RRM)

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