Tributes poured and came from beyond the designated speakers as colleagues, family and friends stood up to speak of the extraordinary woman, Daphlyn Angela Browne.
She was toasted and complimented last night as she ended her 40 years in the teaching service.
The former principal of the Ann Hill School was feted to a retirement function in the school’s auditorium last night, in an event themed ‘She’s Royal’.
Tributes to Browne, who hails from St George, ranged from a description of her as an energetic person, to “an adorable lady… with a heart of gold, but not a weakling”.
One former colleague and close friend, Anthony Armstrong, said: “I have worked over the time with 21 head teachers… and with approximately 58 senior teachers, and she comes out the best”.
In her reply, Browne spoke of how much she loved the Pine Plantation Road institution where she spent the final seven years of her career moulding young Barbadians for the future. So much so, that she wanted her goodbye to be within those walls.
“This was the idea place … The persons who know me know I would prefer my retirement function to be held at the Ann Hill School,” she said.