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 Leonie Bernard


Leonie have been working for the Allen Shaw Reading Room for 8 years, 6yrs as a volunteer summer school teacher and two years as the Program Co-ordinator and currently as the Chair of the Community Board. 


She graduates March 2007 with a degree in Education from Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and will soon launched her career as a teacher.  She specializes in Literacy Studies. 


"No one living in a community should be like a tree growing by the edge of the water bearing no fruits.  Strectching towards sunlight which is vital for growth, without having its roots firmly planted in water, only guarantees a certain death.  Being firmly planted gives the tree a chance at life and even if it dies, the offshoots still lives on with a story to tell."














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