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Ms. Cavita Byfield

                                                                                          Meet Ms. Byfield!
I am Cavita Mellisa Byfield. I was born in the parish of St. Ann in beautiful Jamaica. I joined the Lillington Shawtown Elementary School's family in August of 2015 as a part of the Visiting International Faculty (VIF).  I am a graduate of The Mico College and the International University of the Caribbean, in Jamaica, where I completed a diploma in secondary education specializing in Social Studies and History and a Bachelor's Degree in General Primary Education, respectively. In summer of 2015 I completed a Master's of Arts Degree in Educational Supervision at the Western Carolina University through its Jamaica Program. I have been an educator  as a classroom teacher since September 2005. I was promoted to senior teacher in March 2011 and have supervised activities at Grade Five from September 2011 to July 2015.
Since I started working here at Lillington Shawtown, I have served on the fifth grade team, where I taught Guided Reading for the 2015 - 2016 school yaer. I have now been teaching on the third grade team since August 2016. 


As an educator, the following are some of my goals for my students:
  • Create innovative lessons
  • Transform my classroom into a  dynamic and exciting learning space
  • Gather relevant information about my students and use it to drive instructions in my classroom
  • Create safe space for expression
  • Create a classroom environment that depicts the world as a global community
  • Celebrate effort rather than outcome
  • Celebrate diversity 
  • Cater to multiple intelligences and abilities through differentiated instructions
            My qualifications include:
  • Diploma in Secondary Education (Social Studies & History)
  • Diploma in System Administration
  •  Post-Graduate Diploma with a Professional Qualification for the Principalship (PQP) (pending)
  • B. Ed. General Primary Education
  • M.A. Ed. Educational Supervision and Administration