Dr. Andrea Lightbourne-Webster has had 40 years of eclectic experience in the education domain. She is currently Senior Spanish and Education Lecturer at Bermuda College. Andrea has always known she wanted to be a teacher and wanted to be connected to the field of Education throughout her career. She followed in the footsteps of her mother and maternal aunts who were also teacher-leaders. Her sister currently serves as a Pre-School administrator.
Her areas of expertise include Teaching, Professional Development, Educational Leadership, Curriculum Development and Assessment, Change Management, Organizational Culture & Development and Public Speaking.
Andrea launched her career as a Spanish and English teacher at her former high school, The Berkeley Institute, which is an icon in the Bermudian community. She served at Berkeley for eight years before transferring to a neighboring high school, Northlands Secondary, where she was soon promoted to Head of Department, servicing Spanish, English and Social Studies teachers. Additionally, she served as Curriculum and Testing Coordinator for island-wide, secondary school Spanish examinations. Concurrently, she served as a team member for the English Curriculum Testing team for standardized English Language Arts examinations. Andrea’s career extended to serving the Ministry of Education as a Curriculum and Instruction educational officer for English Language Arts at the middle and secondary level schools in Bermuda.
Andrea earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and further a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature through Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario and The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada respectively. She also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona, USA, where she taught as a graduate assistant in the Spanish and Africana Studies Departments. Additionally, she has conducted numerous Professional Development activities for middle and senior school Spanish and English teachers in the Bermudian educational system. In recent years she has certified as an Appreciative Inquiry Trainer and Developer, USA and also qualified as a leader through The Chair Academy, USA.
Andrea is currently Senior Spanish and Education Lecturer at Bermuda College where she teaches and advises students for future enrollment and will be retiring from her lengthy career this academic semester.
In 2000, Andrea wrote a book chronicling her uncle’s life, entitled Light the Spark: The Life and Times of Bermudian Hubert “Sparky” Lightbourne. Her uncle, after whom the Bermuda Bus Terminal is named, was recognized by Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain for his dedicated service as a bus driver and tourist ambassador for the island. Andrea won first place as Toastmaster of the Year in 1999, and is proud to have cumulatively served the field of education both locally and internationally for many years. In 2013, she founded The Lighthouse Ministry Foundation which is a bridging organization established to empower individuals navigating challenging circumstances offering hope and healing. Andrea plans to grow her ministry extending to international borders in her retirement years.
Andrea is a wife and a mother and credits her success in life to having a strong and solid spiritual foundation.
International Society of Female Professionals Member of the Year, Dr. Andrea Lightbourne-Webster, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.