Hon. Octavia 'Teacher Bonnie' Alfred
Cabinet Minister, Dominica
Octavia 'Teacher Bonnie' Alfred is a Dominican politician and current Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Octavia Alfred was educated at the University of Leicester/UWI/Dominica Teachers College.
An educator by profession 'Teacher Bonnie' has been a classroom teacher since 1985 - San Sauveur Primary (1985), Castle Bruce Primary School (1985 – 2006). She has been a school principal since 2006 - Concord Primary School (2006 – 2008), Castle Bruce Primary School (2008 – 2011), Castle Bruce Secondary (2011- 2016), North East Comprehensive (2016 - 2019).
Here other achievements include the following: Principal of Excellence; Secondary School – Finalist (2012 & 2014); Principal of Excellence; Primary School – Finalist (2010); Pan Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Development Work; Best Graduating Student (Dominica) 2006; Ministry of Education's Most Outstanding Health & Family Life Education Teacher (2002).
Alfred successfully contested the Castle Bruce seat for the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) in the 2019 General Election.
She was appointed Minister of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence in the Roosevelt Skerrit Administration on 17 December 2019.