Greaves given bad report
Chemistry teacher Dwayne Bryan not only gave a disapproving report about his friend Amaida Greaves who was scheduled to teach his classes, but told the Commission of Inquiry into The Alexandra School yesterday that principal Jeff Broomes had asked him to put in writing the challenges he experienced.
Under questioning by attorney Hal Gollop on Day 20 of the inquiry, Bryan admitted approaching Greaves for a loan on two occasions and that she advised him one morning about alcohol being on his breath after a night of partying. However, the young teacher said he got little information from her when he was assigned by the principal to teach fifth form chemistry in Term 3 of 2011.
He said that while Greaves was on leave during Term 2, he got one call from her while preparing to teach the CXC students.
“All other calls were made by me,” he said, adding that the experience in Term 3, when Greaves returned, was also challenging, stressful and characterized by “childish banter”, and he felt totally uncomfortable approaching her.