The programs at Richmond Vale Academy demand out-of-the ordinary teachers and staff. The teachers at Richmond Vale Academy have as their biggest passion to create a life changing and high quality programs, teaching and training people to fight Global Warming and Global Poverty.
Stina Herberg is the academy’s headmaster. She is both Vincentian and Norwegian National. For the past 25 years she has worked with education, enviroment and development projects in Angola, Mozambique, Denmark, Norway and USA. In 2007, Stina Herberg took over the position as headmaster at Richmond Vale Academy. Follow Stina on Twitter @StinaHerberg and Facebook. E-mail:
Jesper Friis is Danish and trained at the Necessary Teacher Training College at Tvind. After working as a teacher for youth with special needs for 10 years, he trained for and worked with developing networks, websites and programming tools for schools. In 2007, he joined the Teacher Council at Richmond Vale Academy. E-mail:
Selwyn Patterson is from Rose Hall. He was working with the ministry of agriculture as an extension officer, then later as a prison officer and also with the CWSA Central Water and Sewerage Authority. Selwin is the chair person for the Rose Hall Cultural and Development Organization and the Rose Hall drummers. Selwin is a long term community activist and started to work at Richmond Vale Academy in August 2011. E-mail:
David Kerkhofs is from Belgium. He spent the first few years of his life in Rwanda and after finishing University in Belgium, he decided it was time to go back to Africa. After having followed the DRH program in Denmark, he spent 6 months in Humana People to People Children's Town in Maputo, Mozambique. After returning shortly to Europe, he started working as a Project Leader in the new Teacher Training College in DR Congo before coming to RVA in March 2012. E-mail:
Garnet Jeffers is Vincentian. He went to St Vincent grammar school, technical college and further on to UIETA Venezuela. After working with numerous agricultural and technology based organizations he joined RVA in 2014 as part of the promotion and marketing team. He is fluent in Spanish. He has worked on teaching English in schools in Banco Alto Venezuela and developing fisheries projects in Mijuaguas Venezuela. Email:
Furthermore we invite guest teachers from St. Vincent and abroad
Lucia Ellis, Garifuna Activist, Numasa Wellness Resource Center
Joel Poyer, Supervisor, Forestry Division.
Dan Richards, Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture
Clem Derrick, Chairman North Leeward Tourism Association
Mrs. Allison Kaye McAllister
Lecturer University of Guyana Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
Gullan from Cumberland, Artist, Paint on Boley
James Lovell, Artist and Educator, Garifuna Activist.