Dr. Winston F. Phulgence is a lecturer in History at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. He is an anthropologist who holds a BA in History from the University of the West Indies and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Florida where as a Fulbright scholar he focused on Caribbean Prehistory and Heritage Management. He completed a PhD in Archaeology at the University of York in the United Kingdom where he was a Marie Curie research fellow from 2012 to 2015. His thesis was a comparative study of monuments to commemorate slavery in the regions involved in transatlantic slavery and slave trade. He has published several papers on the role of History, cultural heritage management and the role of museums in national development.
Mr. Rohan John Baptiste has been a lecturer with the Division of Technical and Management Studies (DTEMS) for several years. He graduated with an International Master of Science and Fire Safety Engineering degree which he pursued with the Universities of Lund in Sweden, Ghent University in Belgium and University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr. John Baptiste also holds a Bachelor’s degree from in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Las Villas, in Santa Clara, Cuba. Possessing a keen knowledge in research, analytics and problem solving, along with report writing of fire engineering, he has worked as a Fire Safety Engineer and as well as a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Consultant. Mr. John Baptiste has spearheaded several projects related to both of his fields of endeavour: Mechanical Engineering and Fire Safety and is well known to the St. Lucian community in regard to the latter. A certified member of the Association of Professional Engineers of St. Lucia (MAPESL) and the International Association of Fire Safety Science IMFSE Student chapter and several other organisations, Mr. John Baptiste has excelled in his field. His fluency in both Spanish and English further expands the reach of his research and wisdom in these areas.
Dr Kathy Depradine has been a teacher for the last twenty years. She is very passionate about Language learning and teaching in creole/vernacular contexts such as that which exists in the former British territories of the Eastern Caribbean and also with equipping teachers of Language Arts with the necessary skills to function effectively in these contexts. She holds a BA and a PhD in Linguistics both from the University of the West Indies.
Dr Depradine is currently the head of the Language and Communication Department at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College but also serves in other capacities. She is the chair of the Windward Islands and SALCC Planning Committees for the Windward Islands Debating Competition, the chair of the St Lucia Language Policy Technical Working Team and a member of the SALCC Programme Review Technical Working Team. She was also a member of the 2017 OECS/ITEN Haiti Mission Team and a member of the planning Committee for the St Lucia Language Policy and Instruction Conference held in 2017. She has taught a range of language courses within the SALCC Certificate and Associate Degree programmes, the JBTE Associate Degree programme and the SALCC/UWI Bachelor of Education Programme. Dr Depradine also served as a Master Teacher for the Peace Corps Pre Service Training in 2017.
Saint Lucian visual artist and animator Ted Sandiford is a Visual Arts Teacher at the school and a part time lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. He graduated with Honours from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a BSc in Media Arts and Animation. The Valedictorian of his 2018 graduating class, he has always had an intense passion for the arts and credits his mom for recognizing, encouraging and appreciating his talent from a very young age.
Ted opened Acid Kreationz to finance his university tuition at the Art Institute. Today, the company has evolved to provide several services such as 2D and 3D animation, graphic design, caricatures, digital portraits, photo editing and acrylic painting. It is also a music video production and directing company responsible for several iconic music videos such as “Saint Lucia We Love” by Mongstar which won the Best Music video award at the Ocktober International film festival in New York.
Ted is also the creator of the Cocoboy and Girard cartoon series which can be seen in the Saturday YO! Magazine. His awards include “Most Outstanding Portfolio Award” at the Art Institute and in 2015, his short film “The Mango Tree” won five awards at the National Rise Film Festival.