Take A Glimpse of HyaScott
Take A Glimpse of HyaScott
Written By: Jaevion Nelson - Editor-In-Chief Newsletter Committee
Dr. Broderick-Scott has over 20 years of administrative experience working in the fields of banking, research and education, as well as working with non-profit organizations. She has been the president of the Clarendon College Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter, for the past four years, and has been very instrumental in raising funds to provide scholarships for students in need, both at Clarendon College and within her community in South Florida. She recently joined the Faculty at the University of Phoenix and has worked as the Principal of Gateway Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
She received her Bachelors degree in Business Management from Saint Francis College in New York, A Masters degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Florida International University, and a Doctoral degree in Education and Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University. She also received several awards for academic excellence. She has certificates from the University of Miami in Nonprofit Organization Management, Management and Strategic Planning and Fundraising and Development.
Here is an interview done with Hyacinth Boderick-Scott by Jaevion Nelson
HBS: Dr. H. Broderick-Scott, Ed.D.
JN: Academic Institutions Attended and Years attended:
Certificate – Nonprofit Organization Management
Certificate – Management & Strategic Planning
Certificate – Fundraising & Development Program
Doctoral degree – Education and Human Resource Development
Masters Degree – Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Bachelors degree - Business Management
Associates degree – Occupational Studies and Office Management
GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Diplomas, University of Cambridge, England
JN: Achievements in my profession:
HBS: Over the years, I have written and published many things:
Broderick-Scott, H. (1997). An orientation program for international researchers and graduate students in the Molecular Pharmacology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Nova Southeastern University.
Broderick-Scott, H. (1997). International Researchers Orientation Manual, A Guide to Preparing Researchers for Transition Into a multicultural environment. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Nova Southeastern University
Broderick-Scott, H. (1998). Assessment of the needs of international researchers in the Molecular Pharmacology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Nova Southeastern University.
Broderick-Scott, H. (1999). A cultural sensitivity training program for researchers. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Nova Southeastern University.
Broderick-Scott, H. (2002). In a world of crisis and despair, what is normal? Fort Lauderdale, FL: Nova Southeastern University.
Broderick-Scott, H. (2004). Understanding the Importance of a Cultural Sensitivity Training Program. ICPQR, University of Miami.
February, 2004 – Presenter, 10th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research, (ICPQR 2004) “Understanding the Importance of a Cultural Sensitivity Training Program” – Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami.
March, 2002 - Education for women in the 21st Century, New Life Fellowship Center Women’s Conference, Fort Lauderdale.
May, 2002 - Keynote Speaker, “We are the World; United we Stand, Divided we Fall.” – Graduation Ceremonies, Gateway Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale.
May, 2002 – Guest Speaker “Reflections” – Alumni Banquet, New York.
June, 2002 – Keynote Speaker – “Courage” - Third Annual Baccalaureate Service, Gateway Education Ministries, Fort Lauderdale.
JN: What inspired me to follow this career path?
HBS: From the tender age of two, I attended pre-school next to my home. I can vividly remember the rehearsal lessons with my teacher as she taught me my first poem at the age of three – (I’m a little teapot short and stout, here’s my handle, here’s my spout…) When I attended Chapelton Primary School, there was a very special Teacher by the name of Miss Daisy Thompson, who left an indelible impression on my mind. I adored her and wanted to be just like her because I saw her to be the perfect Teacher and a great role model.
JN: What was my favourite subject at Clarendon College and why?
HBS: My favourite subjects were English Language and English Literature. I had to choose these two subjects because they were very important to me and for what I wanted to do in the future.
JN: Who was my favourite Teacher and why?
HBS: Of all the teachers I loved so much, my favourite Teacher was Mrs. Porteous.
Mrs. Porteous was very stern; yet she was kind, gentle and understanding. She taught me English Literature and General Paper in Sixth Form and those were some of my best years at CC. She displayed such passion for her work and when she spoke, you had no choice but to pay attention and do the work. She gave us every opportunity to use our imagination as we studied various literary genres.
JN: How do I think CC has developed in comparison to when I was there?
HBS: Clarendon College has always been recognized among the top schools in Jamaica both in academics and sports. Over the years, I believe that a great deal of effort has been made by the Teachers, the Principal and the students, to maintain these high standards. I have visited the school on numerous occasions and have participated in both Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremonies. I must say that I have been extremely impressed with the overall achievement of the students.
As far as improvements since my days at Clarendon College, I think it is only fair to say that one of the biggest achievements I have noticed is the school’s advancement in the use of technology. The inextricable link between the rapid technological advancement and the emergence of a global economy and global learning, has created the necessity for a profound change in the way the lessons are being taught and the way students learn in today’s global society.
JN: What Do I like most about Clarendon College?
HBS: This is a very difficult question for me because I could go on and on. However, I will reminisce to the days when I attended CC and say that what I liked most of all, was the feeling of “belonging”… that we were just one big happy family.
JN: What would I say to the students at Clarendon College?
HBS: I would like to say first and foremost that as students, you should feel proud to be a member of one of the most prestigious learning institutions in Jamaica. The lessons you will learn in these walls may not seem that important to you now. But, one day when you’re in college or sitting at that desk in your very important office, it will hit you like a ton of bricks that what you were taking for granted has been the cornerstone of your education/career. Therefore, I encourage you to remain focused and persevere because you will excel.
JN: What would you say to the teens in Jamaica?
HBS: To the teens in Jamaica I would like to say that they should focus on their education because this is an investment in their future.
JN: What would I say to the Teachers at Clarendon College?
HBS: I would like to encourage you to keep up the good work. There will be times when you will feel as though you are wasting your time on a particular student, but please, don’t give up. Continue to nurture that child, be patient and give him/her one extra push and a word or two of encouragement. Sometimes we don’t realize how much that extra five minutes, a special touch, a simple word or sentence can mean to a child, especially one who is struggling because of reasons far beyond his/her control.
JN: How do I view CC in comparison to other schools that perform well academically?
HBS: Based on what I have read in the Jamaican Newspaper and the reports from the Principal, I do believe that Clarendon College continues to rank high among the top schools in Jamaica academically.
JN: What are my hobbies?
HBS: I enjoy dancing, reading and writing.
JN: What was my most enjoyable moment while at CC?
HBS: My most enjoyable moment at Clarendon College was sports day. I enjoyed cheering for my friends and I participated in everything possible in order to gain points for my house which was Harvey!!
JN: What activities was were you involved in while at CC?
HBS: While at CC I was involved in the Girls Brigade. I became the Lieutenant and the first member in the world to receive the Circle by winning various competitions.
I was also involved in the Drama Society, Dance Group, History Club, Debating Society, History Club, Students’ Christian Movement and was a member of the Netball Team.
JN: Thank you very much Ms. Broderick for doing this interview, I am sure that the people would enjoy reading about you.
HBS: You are welcome Jaevion, and give my love to the students and school for me. I will be 'home' very soon.
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