Cleopatra Francis recently celebrated her retirement upon reaching a milestone of 41 dedicated years to the teaching service. On May 3, she was honoured at a retirement function hosted by the staff of the St David’s RC School; the very school where she bade farewell to her position as a principal.
The function commenced with a Mass which was officiated by Fr Arnold Francis. Present at the function were representatives of the Catholic Education Board of Management, Aurea Honore and Mennen Walker-Briggs. Also present were principals of various schools, teachers, pupils, family members, friends and well-wishers.
In 1978, Francis ventured out on her teaching journey, one which began as an Assistant Teacher and which ended as Principal. From Guayaguayare RC to La Romaine RC, to Biche RC and to St David’s RC, just to name a few, Francis has certainly carved her footprints on Trinidad’s soil. Undoubtedly, she has left a lasting impression on the students and teachers with whom she interacted.