A Newton Ground resident born in 1954 Lorozine Williams is well respected not only in her own village but throughout several communities and was and will be forever remembered as a great teacher. She’s an accomplished fund raiser dedicated volunteer, community organizer experienced counselor and unreserved peace maker.
A trained graduate teacher who dedicated over three decades to education, she taught Home Economics, English Language and English Literature. Her teaching career began at the Dieppe Bay Primary School and later she transferred to the Sandy Point High School where she remained until she retired. It was in 2002 this U.W.I Graduate began her journey as principal of the Sandy Point High School. In 2010 the name was then changed into the Charles E. Mills Secondary School and in 2012 she humbly retired from the profession. Her decades worth of experience has made her a marker in English Language for CXC.
Even though her life was centered around teaching, Lorozine Williams was very active in her community. She was constantly organizing some event such as Church Dinners, Yard Sales and Concerts. She loves to bake and she can be considered to be the village bakery as she is always at her oven baking one or another delicacy for a fund raiser, a neighbor, fellow villager, family member or friend.
Her community involvement extended to civic duties as well where she performed the task of Presiding Officer during General Elections for many years and even as a local observer during the most recent general elections.
This humble, soft spoken yet powerful lady has impacted the lives of many. She hoarded children and it is alleged that she has over 11 godchildren whom she raised and treated as her very own. Many have grown up and made their mark in society: A Police Officer, a Scientist, Teachers, and Language Experts are just a few of the persons whose hearts and lives she impacted. As a teenager and young adult, she was an avid netballer. This love of sports translated into winningest at the schools where she taught. Those who were part of the Green House team can attest to this passion. At the national level, athletes also achieved much with her support and encouragement.
Lorozine Williams continues to offer tutoring in reading at the primary school level and English Language at secondary school levels pro bono. A lifelong educator, she functions as part of the Epworth Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School’s Strategic Planning committee, a Methodist Institution. This is only one in the many areas in which she serves. She is a very active member at her home church, the St. Paul’s Methodist Church, where she is currently a Steward and also functions on several church committees.
Her passion for education and people advancement extended into providing a scholarship in which she, in collaboration with her surviving siblings provides an annual scholarship award, “The Bernadine Mary Williams Memorial Scholarship”, towards secondary school studies for a graduate of the Newton Ground Primary School. “Listen I think we need to do things differently” is something Lorozine constantly says. Although a stickler for rules she feels at the same time that change signifies growth, and that to advance as a society and as a nation grow, we must.