Spanish Town High mourns teacher's death
Vice-principal of Spanish Town High School, Loretta Collins, said that the sudden death of her colleague Shanorya Hemmings-Neil has dealt a devastating blow to the institution.
Collins said that the late Hemmings-Neil was a very hard and dedicated worker at the Young Street-based institution, where she worked up to the time of her death.
"Can you believe that before she died, she sent work for me to print for classes today (Monday)? But it's sad that instead of work, it is the sad news of her death that we are grappling with," Collins said. A visit to the institution saw personnel from the Ministry of Education offering counselling to the staff and students.
Principal Bentley Brown said Hemmings-Neil has left a void that would be hard to fill.
"I started here in April as principal and she espoused the principle I have to make the institution grow. She remained dedicated to that pursuit until her sad passing. I honestly don't know how we will cope without her, but with prayer I think her legacy will live on, " he said. Brown said she was always finding innovations to do her job. There was consensus that the late literacy and English specialist teacher was top of the class in imparting knowledge to those under her charge.