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Dr. Dorothy Raymond, OD 

The Dr. Dorothy Raymond, OD, Memorial Scholarship

 

 

 

The scholarship arm of Jamaica for a Brighter Future, Inc., was named in honor of Dr. Dorothy Raymond, OD, the first Vice principal of DuPont Primary School and second and longest serving principal after assuming the position from her husband Mr. Augustus Raymond. The primary goal of the scholarship is to increase the number of young men that will have the opportunity to attend Kingston College from St. Andrew West Central Constituency, and secondarily to offer financial assistance to any other well deserving students from DuPont Primary to attend high school.

 

 

Dr. Dorothy Raymond, OD

April 3, 1944 - August 24, 2015

 

Dr. Dorothy Dawcey Raymond née Black, was born in a small district in the parish of Trelawny on April 3, 1944, moved to Kingston and was admitted to the Convent of Mercy, Alpha Academy in 1956. After leaving Alpha, she got her first job as an assistant teacher at the St Peter's Basic School on Waltham Park Road. She then enrolled at Shortwood Teachers' College to attain her professional credentials. After graduating from Teachers' College, Raymond began working at the Preston Hill Primary School as a teacher, and was next appointed vice principal at the newly founded Dupont Primary in 1970 and later Principal where she served for over 20 years. Dr. Dorothy Raymond was elected president elect of the JTA in 1988 and became the third female national president in 1989.

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