KNOX FACULTY

 

This page is just getting up and running. It includes a list of the Knox staff and what and when they taught at Knox. Please send in the names (and e-mail addresses if you have them) of Knox faculty that you are in touch with or remember from your days at Knox. Please get their permission to post their e-mail address on the web site, before sending the e-mail addresses to me (e-mails are optional). Let me know when they taught at Knox (this could be an approximate time period) and what they taught at Knox. You can also include a memory of the teacher if you would like and what they are doing now. Let me know if you have more exact dates for the teachers below or corrections to the list. Please send your submissions to Jean Slosberg and submit the names by last names first. Thanks.

Jean (Clarage) Slosberg
Updated, December 12th, 2007

KNOX FACULTY
The names are listed in alphabetical order :



Abbot, Mr. C. taught Math during the mid 70's.

Abbot, Mrs. M. taught Art at Knox from '74-'75.

Abel,  Deon  taught Chemistry at Knox during the 80's.

Abel Mrs. P. taught Spanish at Knox from '79-'80. She now lives in South Florida and has attended several of our Knox Florida events.

Allen, Mr. David taught Math at Knox from '79-'80

Andrade Mr. P. taught Science at Knox from '74-'75.

Arscott. Miss taught at the Junior School from '74-'75.

Ashley, Mr. taught Spanish during the 90's. 

Bacchus, Mrs. taught at the Junior School from the mid through the late 70's.

Backas, Mrs. taught at the Junior School from '74-'75.

Backer, Mrs. D taught English during the '70-'71 school year.

Baker Hyacinth taught geography at Knox from '79-'80.

Baker, Mr. L. was a Chemistry teacher at Knox from '70-'71.

Barnard, Mrs. K. taught Business Studies during the early '70's.

Barnett, Mr. C. (a.k.a Daddy B.) taught History at Knox furing the mid 70's. Mr. Coleridge Barnett served Knox for two different periods, and became Vice Principal (please fill in these dates for Mr. Barnett if you have them).

Barrett, Miss. Dionne has taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Bartley, Thelma taught at the Junior School from '79-'80.

Bartley, Miss Zelda taught General Science at Knox.

Benjamin, Edris was the Librarian at Knox from '79-'80.

Bent, Mrs.Thelma taught at Knox Junior School and was the Junior School Librarian from 1947 through the 80's.

Bent, Miss Vida was the House-Mother for Juniors in Grant Hostel from 1954-70.

Bennett, Mr. Carl taught business studies, accounting, commerce and economics at Knox Community College from 1977-1979. He also co-chaired the business department from '78-'79.

Bernard Ivorine taught at the Junior School from '79-'80.

Berry, Mrs. H. was the nurse at Knox from '79-'80.

Bigby, Ualthon taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Binns, Ms. Carmen taught Home Economics and P.E. at Knox during the 80's.

Binning, Miss M. taught georgerphy at Knox from '58 through '65 and then again form '74 through '77. She also taught religion at Knox during the late 50's thtough mid 60's. She was also the House-Mistress during part of this time. We will remember her scuba diving stories from our days at Knox. She continued diving when she was in her 70's and swam well into her 80's. Sadly Miss Binning passed away in 2004, at the age of 93. She will be missed.

Blackwood, Mrs. taught Spanish at Knox from '74-'75.

Blair, Clive was an Math Intern from '79-'80.

Bool, Mrs. H. was a Social Studies teacher at Knox from '70-'71.

Bool, Mr. J. was the georgephy teacher at Knox from '70-'71. He was also the Hostel Master from '71-'74.

Boswell, Miss Judith taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Bourne, Miss Alexander taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Bowman, Eldridge, taught English from '77-'78.

Brooke, Ms. Margaret taught Math at Knox.

Brown, Miss Anne was a VOS volenteer teacher from '64-'65.

Brown, Mr. D. was the History teacher at Knox during the early and mid 70's.

Brown, Grace taught at the Junior School from '79-'80.

Brown, Miss Jolene taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Buckle, Mrs. E (nee Hewitt) was the Principal of Knox Community College from 2000 - 2004.

Bulgin, Mr. Donnat taught Industrial Technology (Music and Dance) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Burke, Miss Diane was an English teacher at Knox from '74-'75.

Burton, Miss Alethea taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Busfield, Mr. David taught physics and chemistry 1977 to 1979. Taught sons of Leo & Babs Jones and Mr Barnett amoungst many other memorable Knoxites. Also Beattie Hostel Master. Now teaches at Selby College, England.

Busfield, Mrs Deirdre 
was assistant librarian from 1977 to 1979. She now has a doctorate and teaches history and Vocational Ed.near York, England.

Calame
, Miss Betty-Ann
taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Cameron, Mr. N. was a Math teacher from '70-'71.

Campbell, Brenda taught Business Studues and Secretarial Studies from '79-'80.

Campbell, Miss Carlene taught Social Studies at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Campbell, James taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Carter, Andrea taught Spanish at Knox from '79-'80.

Carter, Glen taught Chemistry from '79-'80.

Case, Ms. Judith taught  P. E. at Knox during the 80's.

Cato, Valerie taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Chamberlain, Barbara taught Spanish from from the late 70's through the early 90's and was the acting Principal of Knox from '93-'94.

Champier, Mr. Devon taught Biology at Knox during the 80's.

Chedda, Mr. Douglas taught mathematics from '77-'81.

Chen, Mr. K. taught Science from '74-'75.

Chin, Miss Trecia-Ann taught Spanish at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Clarke, Miss Lorraine taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Coombs, Ms. Carol taught Religion and Guidance at Knox during the 80's.

Cowens, Dr. Rev. G. has been the Principal of Knox College from 1995 to present.

Cunningham, Ms. Janet taught Math at Knox during the 80's.

Daley, Mr. taught at the Junior School from '74-'75.

Daniels, Ms. Ena taught Spanish at Knox.

Davis, Mr. Barry taught music during the 1950's, then when on to JBC Radio.

Davies, John taught PE from '62-'65.

Dennis, Mr. John taught Woodwork at Knox during the 80's.

Denton, Mr. Alwin taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Dewar, Mrs. Rose was the Librarian at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Douglas, Mr. Andre taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Duhaney, Mrs. Muriel was the Librarian and first Bookshop Manager at Knox.

Duncan, Miss A. taught Science at Knox from '74-'75.

Duncan, Miss H. was a Math teacher at Knox from '70-'71.

Duncan, Miss Charmaine taught English (?) from '77-'80.

Dunkley, Erwin taught Social Studies at Knox from '79-'80.

Dunkley, Mrs. Maxine taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Downie, Miss J. taught at Knox Junior School from '74-'75.

Edwards Mr. Amani taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Edwards, Mrs. Rose taught Religious Education at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Elliot, Angella taught Music at Knox from '79-'80.

Esson, Mr. Goddfrey taught Business courses, accounting from about '78-'81.

Facey, Miss T. ran Grant Hostel from the early through the mid 70's.

Fancy, Ms.  Donna  taught P.E. at Knox during the 80's.

Fearon, Miss Madgrica taught Spanish at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Fong, Mitzi taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Forbes, Mr. A. was the P.E. teacher at Knox from '70-'71.

Foster, Ruby taught Home Economics at Knox from '79-'80.

Foster, Mrs. Taylor was the School Nurse at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Francis Doreen taught Secretarial Studied from '79-'80.

Fuller, Miss Donna taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Gager, Mr. Errol
taught Physics at Knox from '82-'93. His e-mail address is <egager25@hotmail.com>

Gaston, Mr. Bruce taught Music at Knox.

German, Mrs. Patsy taught French and Spanish from '52-'59.

German, Mr. Raymond taught History and Wood work and was a House-master from 1952-59.

Glean, Miss Gillian taught History at Knox.

Godfrey, Esson taught Business Ad. from '79-'80.

Golding, Lucille taught General Sc. from '79-'80.

Gooden, Mrs. Faithlyn taught Social Studies at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Gooden, Miss H. taught Spanish at Knox from '74-'75.

Goodman, John was a Hostel Master and PE teacher during the 50's (possibly the 60's).

Goodman, Mrs. taught girls PE during the 50's (possibly the 60's).

Gordon, Bridgette taught Arts and Crafts at Knox from '79-'80.

Grant, Miss Flo was head of the Canteen and Caterer from '74-'75.

Grant, Mrs. Mae was the principal of Knox Junior School from '47-'62.

Grant, Miss May was the head of the girls hostel and taught prep school (from 1955-1960, probably before and after these dates as well). Grant        Hostel was named for her.

Grant, Mr. Michael taught Industrial Technology (Visual Art) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Grant, Miss Thelma taugh at Knox during the 1950's.

Grant, Miss Trixie was a teacher at Knox.

Goulbourne, Mr. Roy  was a Math teacher at Knox during the 80's.

Hall, Mrs. A. taught English from the beginning through the mid '70's.

Hall, Mrs. Sheila taught at the Junior School from '61-'65 and then became the head of the English Department from '68 through the early '70's.

Hand, Mr. A. was the Farm Manager at Knox during the late 60's and early 70's.

Hand, Mrs. A. was the Canteen Manageress from '70-'71.

Hanley, Mr. Vernon taught Industrial Technology ( Wood work T.D.) at Knox College from 1997 through 2005.

Hanson, Mrs. E. taught at English at Knox form the late 60's through the 80's. She passed away several years ago and will be missed by all. She was a wonderful English teacher as anyone who had taken her class would agree.

Hardy, Mr. Ian taught Geography at Knox during the early 70's.

Hardy, Mrs. Margaret taught Geography at Knox during the early 70's.

Harris, Maxine taught Spanish from '77-'78.

Harriott, Mrs. Marcia taught Social Studies at Knox College from 1997 through 2005.

Harrison, Mrs. taught at the Junior School from '74-'75.

Harrison, Phillip taught Arts and Crafts from '79-'80.

Helps, Mrs. O. helped to manage Grant Hostel from the early through the mid 70's.

Heron, Mrs. Ava taught Spanish at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Hilton, Ms. Diana taught Math at Knox.

Hines, Mr. Colin  taught Geography at Knox during the 80's.

Hume, Mrs. H. taught Home Economics from '70-'71.

Henry, Lancelot taught Physics at Knox from '79-'80.

Isaacs, Mr. Ian was Head of the Math Department and the Director of Studies from 1955-59 and 1964-67.

Isaacs, Mrs. Patricia (nee Tarpy) taught general science.

Jackson, Mr. Mark taught Math at Knox.

James, Mr. Delroy taught Industrial Technology (Dance and Drama) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

James, Gordon taught Math from '79-'80.

Mrs. Jarrett (formerly James) taught Dance and Drama from 1997 - 2002. Her husband:
Mr. Jarrett taught TD and Woodwork during the same time period.

Johnson, Mrs. Sharon taught Industrial Technology (Food and Nutrition) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Johnstone, Mrs. Mavis was a Caterer at Knox.

Jones, Mrs. Barbara (nee Buckley), is a former Principal of Knox High School. She taught Spanish during the 1960's, and most notably sports, especially responsible for coaching the girls' netball teams to prominence in Jamaica.  Married to Leo Jones ("LJ", "Jonesy") and all of their children were born at Knox.

Jones, Mr. Leo was the at Knox from '47 through the early '70's. Over the years he was a Science teacher, Hostel Master, Sports Coach and Sponsored the Day Boys Association.

Josephs, Miss Maxine taught Religious Education at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Joseph, Mr. Patrickson taught Business at Knox College from 1997 through 2005.

Kennedy, Miss Sophia taught Spanish at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Lam, Mr. B. taught Science from '74-'75.

Lawson, Clovis  taught Chemistry at Knox during the 80's.

Layne, Mrs. Hillary taught Social Studies at Knox College from 1997 through 2005 school year.

Lerner, Mr. Fred taught Physics at Knox.

Lerner Mrs. (nee Ferguson ) Lorraine taught English at Knox.

LeTarete, Dick was a Peace Corps volenteer and swimming instructor from '64-'65.

Lewis, Benjamin taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Lewis, Miss Jeleta taught Spanish at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Louden, Mrs.Helloise has taught English at Knox from the 80's through 2005.

Lovemore, Mrs. D. was the Headmistress of Grant Hostel during the early 70's.

Lowe, Miss taught Spanishat Knox during the 80's.

Lutkin, Miss Mary taught English at Knox.

Mahabeer, Mrs. Millicent taught Business at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Mais, Miss A. taught Spanish from '70-'74.

Malcolm, Mrs. C. came to Knox in September 1990. When she first came to Knox College, she taught science. She then became the principal of Knox Junior School and still holds that positon today.

Malcolm, Mr. M. came to Knox as hostel master of KJ and P.E. teacher. He taught mainly P.E. up until five years ago when he was also given social studies and history. He has been the Head of the P.E. department for the past four years.In September, he would have been at Knox for fourteen years. His hard work and dedication has help the athletes at Knox excel in the sports competitions that they enter in. One of the most recent accomplishments was when Carlington Morgan, won a gold medal in the Boys Class 1 400 meters event in the VMBS Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, in March of 2005.

Marshall, Mrs. Blondel taught Business at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Matthews, Ms. Ruthlyn taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

McDonald, Beulah was an Intern who taught Religion from '79-'80.

McFarlane, Rev. A. was the Chaplain and Religion teacher at Knox during the mid 70s.

Mc Greggor Mr. taught P. E. at Knox during the 80's.

Mckenzie, Mr. Oswyn taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

McNamee, Jacqueline taught at Knox from '79-'80.

McNeil, Mrs. D. was the nurse at Knox from the 60's through the mid 70's.

McCollough, Ms. Pauline taught Social Studies at Knox during the 80's.

McTaggart, Dorret taught Secretarial Studies from '79-'80.

Miller, Mrs. Faithlyn taught Physical Education at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Miller, Moraine taught Language at Knox from '79-'80.

Moreno, Mrs. I. taught Spanish from '70-'71.

Moreno, Mr. J. was taught Spanish from '70-'71.

Morgan, Miss J. taught Reading during the '70-'71 school year.

Morrison, Miss Margaret. taught Business Studies from '76-'79.

Mundle, Miss taught at the Junior School from '74-'75.

Murray, Elizabeth taught English from '77-'80.

Murray, Mr. J. was the Biology teacher at Knox from the late 60's through the mid 70's.

Murray, Mrs. R. was the Music teacher at Knox from '70-'71, and she was head of Staff Housing from '74-'75.

Muschett-Kirk, Mrs. Carol R. ('72), taught History, Social Studies, Music (piano), Dance, and was Choir Director from 1976-1977. 

Muschett, Mr.Clinton R. taught music and was the choir director at Knox High School from 1990 up to his death in 1998.

Nairne, Miss Claire taught at Junior School.

Napier, Errol taught at Knox from '79-'80. He is also a past student.

Noel, Miss Elaine taught Spanish at Knox.

Noel, Mr. Roland taught History at Knox.

Oke, Miss Dorothy was a Librarian at Knox.

O'Sullivan, Miss Juliet was a Guidance Counselor at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Pacheco, Mr. J. taught Spanish at Knox from '74-'75.

Pacheco, Mrs. taught Spanish at Knox from '74-'75.

Packington, Mr. Barry taught English (?) from '76-'79.

Packington, Mr. Stuart taught Foreign Languages from '76-'79. His wife Janine was Housing Officer for the staff.

Perez Mrs. Myrna (Newman) taught Spanish at Knox. She now lives near Corpus Christy TX.

Peters, Charles taught Math from '79-'80. He is also a Knox past student.

Philips, Paula taught at the Junior School from '79-'80. She is Jackie (nee Donovan) Philip's sister.

Pidduck, Mr. H. was the librarian at Knox from the early through mid 70's. He joined us in Jamaica for the Knox 50th Anniversary Reunion.

Pinnock, Doreen (nee Smith)  taught  Home Economics at Knox.

Pinnock, Mr. Dudley taught Art at Knox.

Platt, Mrs. Monica taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Powell, Mr.  Devon - taught Art at Knox during the 80's.

Powell , Miss. Heather was the Librarian at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Pulfer, Mrs. Beth taught English at Knox.

Pulfer, Mr. Jim was a Chemistry teacher at Knox.

Purvis, Rev. John taught Religion and was the School Chaplain at Knox during the 80's.

Rattigan, Mr. Brenton taught Physical Education at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Reid, Mrs. Kadeen taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Reid, Grace taught Language from '79-'80.

Reid, Mrs. Gwendolyn taught at the Junior School and then became the Junior School Principal from '73-'74. She was at Knox from '65 until the mid 80's.

Reid, Miss June taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Richards,  Ms. Claudette taught Agricultural Science at Knox during the 80's.

Richards, Miss V. taught Social Studies at Knox from '74-'75.

Richards, Mrs. W. was the Matron at Knox from '70-'71.

Ricketts, Mr. Wayne taught Biology at Knox during the '80's.

Rigbye, Mrs. F. taught at the Junior School from . She also lived at and helped out at Grant Hostel from '74-'75.

Rigbye, Mr. K. taught Sports at Knox from '74-'75.

Riley, Ms. Cecile taught Spanish at Knox.

Roberts, Mrs. M. taught English during the early and mid '70's

Robertson, Mr. Langton taught History adn Religion from 1956-65.

Rodrigues, Mr. was from Cuba and taugh Spanish in the 1960's.

Ross. Mr. C. was an English teacher at Knox during the early 70's. He now lives in Grand Cayman.

Samuda, Claudette taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Samuels, Angella taught Math from '79-'80.

Saunders, Mr. Malcolm taught Science at Knox from '74-'77.

Savidge, Mr. D. was the Vice Principal at Knox from '70-'71.

Scarlett, Mr. Lennox was the School Chaplain at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Schlobohm, Mrs. F. worked in the Music Department, Office and Library. She then became Head of the Housing Staff. She was at Knox from '57-'58 and then again from '61 through '73.

Schlobohm, Rev. R. was the Chaplain and Religion teacher at Knox from '57-'58 and then again from '61 through '73. Rev. and Mrs. Schlobohm are now retired and live in California. Their children Mark, Anna, Karen and Connie were all born Knox.

Scott, Mrs. Pauline was the netball coach and taught Prep School P.E. She also worked in the Accounts Office and was the Manager of the Book Shop.

Scott, Mr. George became the Principal of Knox in 1970 and was the principal until the mid '70's. He and his wife Pauline have attended all of the Knox reunions that we have had since the 50th that was held in Jamaica. They now live in Connecticut.

Scott Howard G.was a Physics teacher from '70-'71. In a recent message from him he said that he has many fond memories of staff and students.

Scott Diane R. was a Home Economics teacher at Knox from '70-'71. She is married to Howard Scott. She said that she has beautiful memories from Knox. Howard and Diane Scott can be reached at <beachbums@shaw.ca>

Scott, Mrs. Charlane taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Schweir, Mary taught Comm. Leadership from '79-'80.

Seymour, Mrs. S. taught Business Studies at Knox from '74-'75.

Shaw, Miss Sandy taught Social Studies at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Shennon, Mr. R. was a Science teacher at Knox from '70-'71.

Shervington, Mrs. Grace was a Spanish teacher, and Knox past student. She is now deceased.

Shorter Mr. taught Math at Knox during the 80's.

Sigsworth, Mrs. J. taught P.E. from '74-'75.

Sigsworth, Mr. K. taught Math at Knox during the mid 70's.

Simms, Edith taught Buisness - Shorthand/ Busniss Records from '77-'80.

Smith, Lorraine taught Home Economics from '79-'80.

Smith, Miss taught at Knox Junior school from '74-'75.

Smith, Mr. Omar taught Industrial Technology (Tech. Drawing) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

South, Mr. Stephen, was the Principal , Knox Junior School from '72-'73.

Spencer, Mrs. Fay taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Stephenson, Devon taught Math from '79-'80.

Stephenson, Mrs. Elaine was a Caterer at Knox.

Stills, Mrs. Helen taught math at Knox during the early to mid 70's. In '76 she became the founder and Principal of Knox Community College. Mrs. Still dedicated her life to Knox and helped the Community College grow and prosper into the great institution that it is today. Sandly she passed away in 2000. She has been missed by all who knew her.

Stills, Mr. M. taught Math at Knox through the mid 70's.

Stratten Mr. Rick, taught Industrial Arts/Shop from '76-'79;

Soneji, Mr. S. taught Physics from '70-'71.

Swaby, Mrs. G. (nee Miller) was a member of the Knox family through the 60's through the 90's (for as long as many of us can remember). She taught music at the Junior School and later became the principal of the Junior School.

Thomas, Mr. Mark taught Science at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Thomas, Miss R. was one of the Spanish teachers at Knox from '70-'71.

Thomas Mr. taught Religion and Guidance at Knox during the 80's.

Thompson, Ms. Betty taught Religion and Guidance at Knox during the 80's.

Thompson, Mrs. Hilda was the music teacher from '63-'69.

Thompson, Mr. John taught Woodwork and was the director of the Work Programme from '63-'69.

Thompson, Ms. Judith taught  Social Studies at Knox during the 80's.

Thompson, Mr. Neville taught Industrial Technology (Visual Arts) at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Thompson, Miss Evette taught Business at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Tomlinson, Lloyd was a Language Intern from '79-'80.

Tulloch, Dr. Jean taught Spanish at Knox from '79-'80.

Corney, Mrs. Betty (nee Vass) taught at Knox from '56-'59 and '60-'63. She returned for one term in '71.

Joan Walker taught business education at Knox Community College from '83-'89.

Walker, Valda
taught at Knox from '79-'80.

Warren, Christine taught Art at Knox.

Warren, Valerie was a Chemistry teacher at Knox.

Watson, Mrs. Gloria taught Industrial Technology (Home-Management)

Welsh, Miss Grace-Ann taught English at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Watson, Miss Kerry-Ann taught Religious Education at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Westney,  Maurice taught P.E. at Knox during the 80's.

White , Miss Joy taught A Level English Literature during the mid 70's. Her email address is joy _j@bellsouth.net.

Whyte, Mrs. Icilda taught Mathematics at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Williams, Answerd was the Chaplain and the Religious Knowledge teacher at Knox from '77-'81.

Williams, Mr. Dave taught English from '77-'79.

Williams, Sharon taught Biology at Knox from '79-'80.

Wilson, Gene taught Math from '79-'80.

Wilson, Leroy taught P.E. from '79-'80.

Wollaston, Mr. Marlon was a Guidance counselor at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

Wong, Mrs. Angela taught Spanish at Knox.

Wood, Diane taught English from '77-'97.

Wright, Mr. Jack taught Physical Education at Knox (brother of Karl, Alric).

Wright, Mrs. L. was in charge of Beattie Hostel from '70-'71.

Wright, Mr. T. was the Work Progranne Director from '70-'71.

Yates, Miss L. was a P.E. teacher from '70-'71.

Young, Mrs. Trudy-Ann taught Business at Knox College during the 2005 school year.

 

Some facts and notes about the Knox facalty:

CLINTON R. MUSCHETT:
My dad the late, Clinton R. Muschett, music teacher and choir director at Knox High School from 1990 up to his death in 1998. He was a friend of the Knox community from the 1960s.  [An educator, he was former principal of Hatfield All-Age School, Manchester; president of the Jamaica Teachers' Assn. (JTA) 1972; president of the Manchester Festival Commission 1968-1972; Founder of the Teachers' Bookstore in Mandeville; organist of St. Marks Mandeville Parish Church; piano teacher (Grade VIII) students; national symphony orchestra director of the Anglican Synod; and composer of the national school song on Marcus Garvey, "Up You Mighty Race".
Contributred by Carol Muschette-Kirk
July 17th, 2006

CAROL R. MUSCHETTE-KIRK:
Carol R. Muschette-Kirk ('72), taught History, Social Studies, Music (piano), Dance, and was Choir Director from 1976-1977.  In 1977, the choir and dance group appeared on JIS' (API/TV) making an awesome debut television performance. [Douglass posted a Gleaner article on me  in the Knox student listing some years].
Contributred by Carol Muschette-Kirk
July 17th, 2006


GERRY GERMAN:
Thanks to Knox past student Edward (Eddie) Taylor, we just established a link with former member of staff at Knox, the respected and ever popular Raymond (Gerry) German.

Mr. German and his wife Patsy were two of the solid teachers of the 50s and 60s who helped to make Knox the institution it is today. They came to Knox in the late50s straight out of Bangor University, Wales.  Gerry was a history teacher, and Patsy taught French .She approached her craft with a great deal of enthusiasm andvigor, and Gerry made history come alive. Patsy later taught Spanish when there was a changeover in Jamaican high schools. They left Knox when Gerry was appointed Headmaster of Manchester High School, and when he left, he left his heart on Knox hill.

The Germans were equally enthusiastic outside the classroom. Among other things, Gerry stared in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience” under the direction of then Knox music teacher, Miss Betty Vass.

The following is a quote from the Daily Gleaner of May 29, 1958 previewing the performance:

“…Raymond German is again the leading tenor and Roy Schlobohm was so amusing as the Admiral last year, will be the affected Oscar Wilde - like poet, Bunthorpe. The highbrow hero Grosvenor will be played by George Scott “

(Roy Schlobohm was the Chaplain at Knox and George Scott former  Principal- Vice Principal at the time.)dc

 Gerry German also appeared in “The Mikado”.


The following
ad appeared in the Daily Gleaner of  June 26 , 1961:

KNOX COLLEGE

will present:

THE MIKADO

by Gilbert and Sullivan

Starring—

Raymond German, Barbara Buckley, Mary Cairns,

George Scott, Cynthia Lawrence, John Gardiner.

at 8 p.m on July 5th/ in the Bevo Theatre,

Christiana-

July 6th, in the Odeon Theatre,

Mandeville.

July 8th and 10th, in Excelsior

School Hall, Kingston.

Tickets 5/-, 7/6, 10/- obtainable at doors and from

Knox College, Spaldings.

Students half-price.

Barbara Buckley - Dr . Barbara Buckley Jones ( former Principal)

George Scott  (former Principal)

 Also in the Daily Gleaner 1961 :

 “… Knox College which has already established a repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan’s successes is producing the “Mikado” in Christiana and Mandeville and in Kingston, at Excelsior School Hall tomorrow and Monday at 8:00 pm. Raymond German, an unusually pure lyric tenor, has the romantic lead in the role of Nanki Poo, Barbara Buckley, Jamaica’s netball captain is transformed in the ferocious Katisha.

George Scott at Pooh- Bah not only sings surprisingly well, but is the ultimate in pomposity that characterizes Pooh- Bah. The three little maids from school (Mary Cairns, Cynthia Lawrence, Sandra Dear) are as charming as ever. “

“…The whole, supported really well by the chorus and costumes, promises to provide splendid entertainment.

Even though retired, the passionate educator, the teacher and the mentor in Gerry German will not stop. He is as articulate and as sincere as ever – visit his website:

http://www.compowernet.org

Thanks !

Submitted by Douglas D. Clarke, December 12th, 2007

KAPS - NY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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