Featured Speaker at DAT’s 14th Biennial Convention  Ms. Schuyler Esprit PH.D. 

(Click the Photo to go to her Address).


DAT Hosts Successful Biennial Conference

The Dominica Association of Teachers held its 14th Biennial Convention on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at the St. Alphonsus Parish Hall in Roseau.

The Convention which was held under the theme: “Building Better: DAT Equipped for the Challenge” heard addresses from the Keynote Speaker Miss Schuyler Esprit Ph. D – Registrar and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dominica State College and Minister for Education and Human  Resource Development the Honourable Petter Saint-Jean.  In her address Dr. Esprit asked teachers to consider that school is a shelter and that a shelter should be a place of Refuge, a place of Care, a place of Protection and a place of Restoration. She also asked teachers to critically examine their role in “Building Back Better”.  The Minister for his part commended the DAT for its outstanding work following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria.

As part of the ceremony, DAT recognized thirteen retired educators:

1.     Mervin Alexander

2.     Bertillia  Cuffy

3.     Hatty Leslie

4.     Baylon Fontaine

5.     Sabina Jacob

6.     Josephine Dublin

7.     Osborne Wallace


8.     Shirley Samuel

9.     Merrill Matthew

10.  Roy Stephenson

11.  Nathalie Jude

12.  Agatha Carbon

13.  Vernice T. Musgrave





DAT TO Assist Members

The Dominica Association of Teachers invites applications from suitably qualified members for financial assistance under it Hurricane Maria Relief and Recovery Programme.

The funds were made available to DAT from Education International through the Caribbean Union of Teachers.

The graphic below explains the application requirements.


2017 National General Meeting


 “Teachers Matter”    because    “It Starts with the Teacher”.



Celia is First Vice President of CUT

President of the Dominica Association of Teachers and immediate past 2nd Vice President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers Mrs. Celia Nicholas was elected unopposed to the Office of First Vice President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers.  She was elected to the post when the CUT held its 36th Biennial Conference in Georgetown, Guyana from August 5 to 10, 2013.



DAT Paid Tribute To Barbara




President of the Dominica Association of Teachers,               Celia Mrs. Nicholas paid tribute to Mrs. Barbara MacDonald Moore former Director of International Programs                                               at the Canadian Teachers Federation.

 Mrs. Nicholas said that Mrs. MacDonald Moore has been good to the Dominica Association of Teachers.  She understood our peculiar situation and went out of her way to assist the union.  “She has become a personal friend and colleague”, stated Mrs. Nicholas.  “We have discussed and collaborated on a wide range of topics and issues –personal and professional”, Mrs. Nicholas continued.

Barbara has touched the lives of thousands of teachers through her collaboration with the Dominica
Association of Teachers and the Caribbean Union of Teachers.  She has always been forthright yet considerate in her deliberations with the leadership of these organizations.

Mrs. Nicholas made these observations at two separate functions – the opening Ceremony of the 2013 Summer Workshop (Project Overseas) and  “Talking Point” – a radio program on National Radio Station; DBS Radio.

Mrs. Barbara MacDonald Moore will retire shortly from the Canadian Teachers Federation as Director of International Programs.

The Dominica Association of Teachers expresses best wishes to Mrs. Moore for a long, enjoyable and relaxing retirement.     May God Bless You Richly!