Teachers and Staff

Meet Our Wonderful
Teachers and Staff

DCMS teachers are talented, compassionate professionals who are committed in every way to their students’ success. Meet these extraordinary educators and individuals.


Daenette Gardiner

DCMS Principal

Daenette Gardiner

Daenette joins us from Nassau, having worked for many years at Lyford Cay International School. As a former special education teacher, consultant and school psychologist, Daenette has more than 20 years of experience working with students from preschool to college level with a wide range of abilities. Her educational background includes a Master of Science Degree in School Psychology from Northeastern University and a Master of Education Degree in Language and Literacy Learning from Lesley University. Daenette also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology and an Associate’s degree in Christian Leadership. She’s a skilled tennis player, talented gardener and a true life-long learner.

Erica Allen

G7, G8 & G9 Arts

Erica Allen

Erica Allen is a native of Orange Creek, Cat Island and moved to Eleuthera after she married. She graduated from the College of the Bahamas, with a degree in Fine Arts. Before coming to DCMS, she taught Art and Craft at Windermere high school. She is passionate about the development and creativity of her students . She enjoys bringing out the unique talent in each individual.

Hadish Street

G7, G8 & G9 Science, G9 Health Science

Hadish Street

Hadish is originally from England, but he has fully embraced island life. He spent the last two years at Queens College in Nassau, and now joins DCMS as the science teacher. He brings great experience in place-based education and is eager to find ways to get kids learning in and about the environment around them. Hadish is an avid diver so when he’s not helping students discover a love of science, you’ll probably find him in the water! We look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Haimroy Ramnauth

Mathematics Teacher

Haimroy Ramnauth

Mr. Ram, as he is widely known, recently joined the DCMS team. He retired as a Senior Teacher from the Government System after 42 years of teaching Mathematics. During that time he taught from grade 7 through University levels. Mr. Ram brings a wealth of experience as an educator and a steady approach to helping students excel.

Elizabeth Ramnarine

G7, G8 & G9 Language Arts

Elizabeth Ramnarine

Liz Ramnarine moved to The Bahamas from Guyana in 2002 to join her then husband, who was teaching at Windermere High School at the time. The following year, she secured a job with the government and began teaching at Preston Albury High School, where she remained until June of 2019. Liz holds a Trained Teacher’s Certificate from The Cyril Potter’s College of Education in Guyana and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from The University Of Guyana. She has been teaching for the past 25 years, the first 8 of those being in Guyana and the remainder being here in The Bahamas, on the island of Eleuthera. She has taught grades 7- 12 Language and Literature and Grades 8 Reading. She has enjoyed working with students preparing them for the Scripps National SpellingBee Competition. She enjoys exploring nature, watching and capturing sunsets (thus her nickname, Sunset Hunter), writing short stories and poetry, embroidery and cooking. Liz is excited to be a part of the DCMS family, since it gives her an opportunity to experience teaching in a system/environment where the focus of learning is not only academic based.

Rashida Sweeting

Administrative Assistant

Rashida Sweeting

Rashida Sweeting is a native of Water Ford, Eleuthera. She attended Wemyss Bight Primary and Preston H. Albury High School. Before DCMS, Ms. Sweeting worked as a special education teacher with Exceptional Education Outreach and as a tour guide at Princess Cays. She has a passion for children and Bahamian culture, and is so excited to be working at DCMS.

Nolene Rice

Social Studies 7 & 9, Physical Education 7, 8 & 9

Nolene Rice

Nolene Rice is from Cape Town, South Africa. Her teaching certificates cover Health, Physical Education, Geography and English Additional Language. Nolene has also taught in some interesting locations! Her career started in South Korea, then Bahrain, the Republic of Georgia and back to South Africa. Before returning to the classroom, she followed another passion and worked in the fitness industry for 2 years before returning to teaching in The Bahamas. Nolene brings her fitness industry experience and gym management to DCMS to offer students a holistic health and fitness perspective. She also draws on her geography qualification to guide students through the Bahamian Social Studies curriculum.