Social Studies teacher, Andrea Marcia Martin-Rose was elected by her peers and presented with the prestigious ‘teacher of the year for the Melbourne campus’ award at the 4th Annual Teacher’s Luncheon held at Waterfalls on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
The effervescent, omni-present and hardworking 8th grade coordinator, confessed she was shocked and overwhelmed when the MC, Professor Rainford Wilks, announced the result of a poll taken by her Melbourne colleagues, and that it was with a sense of pride and humility that she walked to the podium to accept from KCOB Alton Brown the honour bestowed on her.
Andrea Marcia Martin-Rose was born at Victoria Jubilee Hospital on January 12, 1969. Part of her early childhood was in Jones Town and latterly, Garveymeade. She attended Central Branch and New Day All Age schools. At Merle Grove, she tried her hands at table tennis and track and field as part of the extra curricula activity. She then went on to EXED Community College and thereafter MICO where she attained a Teacher’s Certificate in Social Studies and History with a minor in Literature. She finally was awarded the BA degree in General Studies with minor in Guidance Counseling from the Jamaica Theological Seminary.
Martin-Rose joined the staff of Kingston College on October 4, 1993. She taught Social Studies and fondly recalled Nigel Gayle and Ashmeade as two of her most outstanding students. ‘Today,’ she said, ‘both are attorneys at law’ and she used them as a model of discipline, focus and a passion for excellence. Her husband is out of the house of Rabalac and they are the proud parents of a daughter.
She lists football and volleyball among her hobbies. She recalled having played on a female staff football team that beat an all KC men’s football team in 2000.
A Pentecostal by religion and as part of the evangelical movement she worships at the Church of the Open Bible in Harbour View.