I was born on the mysterious island of Andros. I was introduced to music at C.C. Sweeting Senior High School, by the great Elizabeth Thornton and later went to UB where I was trained under the late Barbara Yarally and Pauline Glasby.
I joined the Tambearly family in 1985, when the school was located through Queen Street, by the American Embassy. The music program was all about allowing the students to entertain. Back then, Tambearly students participated in many performances on the steps leading to the western end of Tambearly School. Performances included instrumental playing, singing and acting. These performances eventually led me to write my first school musical, “Going To De Island”- Thus the beginning of our drama program. Since then, every year students and parents look forward to a major performance by the Tambearly family, which includes every student!
Besides teaching, I am also an entertainer, who performs for private functions, mainly in the Lyford Cay area, as well as around the Island. I am also versed in 3D animation and interactive web designing. However, my greatest love is writing or directing stage performances/ musicals. I truly believe that being on stage helpschildren in building their self esteem and it certainly helps them to project their voices. But ultimately, stage performance is fun! I am always thrilled to see the looks on the many students faces while they are on stage.
Patricia Sharp is an American artist who grew up in the farming and ranching country in southern California. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in printmaking and art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio.
She came to the Bahamas in 2007 and for seven years was the senior art instructor at St. Anne’s Anglican School. Under her guidance and tutelage her students earned top honors and won numerous awards for their art and four times won the E. Clement Bethel National Art and Crafts Award for the “Most Outstanding School in the Bahamas” in Arts and Crafts. Her students have gone on to such prestigious schools as Savannah College of Art and Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia College Chicago. She is currently teaching Fine Art to all Tambearly students in grades 4 through 10, and World History to students in grade 8. This is her fourth year at Tambearly School.
David C. Sands
Many years ago and not so far away, I was born in the quaint town of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera.
Atage 13 I traveled to Nassau to attend the Government High School. After graduating, I studied Medicine at Aberdeen University, Scotland,. And then specialized in Pediatrics at McGill University, Canada.
I was a Pediatric Consultant with the Ministry of Health, and later a Pediatrician in private practice. I retired from Medicine in 2011 and since then has been a Tutor in Science and Mind sports (eg Chess) at various schools.
I presently teach Mind Sports at Tambearly School andwill returnto also teach Science.
My interests include Astronomy, Birding, Mind Sports andRobotics.
Life is good !