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Alvern McCoy Selected Teacher of the Year at C. W. Sawyer Primary School


Alvern A. McCoy, a teacher at the C. W. Sawyer, Primary Public School, Nassau, was selected as the "Teacher of the Year" for that school for the years 2017-2018. She is a member of the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, Nassau, where her husband, Michael McCoy, serves as first elder.

With over 17 years of teaching and mentoring experience, she has taught third grade for about 3 years and presently teaches first grade. She serves on the following school committees: Parent Month, Professional Development/Literacy Improvement, Decoration, Social and Safety Committees. She also functions as a Junior Achievement Instructor (J.A.), Captain for Gibson House, Grade 3 GLAT Marker, Member of District Math Exam Writing Team, Self -Authored 1st IDU (Interdisciplinary Unit Workbook -Grade 1), and currently serves as Team Leader of Grade 1 from 2015. She has been teaching at C.W. Sawyer since 1998.

Alvern was born in Nassau, Bahamas to the proud parents George (deceased) and Carmetta Humes. She boast of her education beginning at home, from her parents who taught the principles of life and values that she still hold strong to this day.
As a child, she attended Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventist for 9 years. On a painter’s salary, her father was no longer able to afford private school fees so she was sent to A.F. Adderley Senior High School to complete high school. After completing high school, Alvern was determine to start a career so she attended Northern Caribbean University (formally West Indies College), Mandeville, Jamaica and graduated with an Associate Degree in Office Administration in 1992. But she was not satisfied and decided to pursue a degree in Education at The College of The Bahamas now University of The Bahamas.

Finding love, she married Michael McCoy on July 14, 2002. They are the proud parents of two energetic loving children: Amal 13, and Mikali 9.

Being diagnosed with Systematic Lupus in 2009, has taught her the value of life. It is her determination and attitude that keeps her going. Alvern has tutored at evening classes, worked with at-risk students and it is her belief that all children can learn. She is instrumental in making learning fun.

See photos below when Mrs. McCoy received her award.



BELOW: Standing with the Govenor General Dame Marguerite Pindling