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Toni Spring grew up in Ferry Point and now lives at Somerset Bridge. She was raised by her mother, Frances Spring, and grandmother, Violet Bean. She attended West End and Boaz Island Primary Schools. She graduated from Warwick Academy in 1974 and went on to earn her college degree in history and international relations.
Toni is a veteran educator with 30 years of teaching experience. She wants to help make the public school system the first choice for all students in Bermuda.
Toni graduated from university in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked in retail management for several years. But she decided that her real interest lay in teaching and started as a substitute teacher in Atlanta. She became an assistant teacher and then a certified teacher in the Atlanta public system. She returned to Bermuda in 1995 to teach at Northlands and then at Sandys Secondary Middle School, where she taught for over 10 years. She left the public system in 2007 to teach at the Adult Education School, where she works with both adult students and young men and women who may have dropped out of the public and private systems but understand the need to further their educational skills.
"We need a government that wants to make our public school system world class by significantly improving the quality of teaching and leadership in our schools."
Toni Spring is a 'Somerset Girl' with a passion for education. A veteran educator with 30 years of teaching experience, Toni understands the challenges of public education and what it takes to have schools work well for our children. She wants to help make the public school system the first choice for all students in Bermuda. "We have to launch our children on the right road from pre-school to post-secondary education."
Educated at Oglethorpe University and then Brenau University where she received her teacher certification, Toni is currently a teacher at the Adult Education System where she works with both adult students as well as young men and women who may have dropped out of the public or private systems. In addition, Toni has taught at Northlands Secondary School and Sandys Secondary Middle School as well as schools in the Atlanta Georgia public system. As a member of the OBA Education Advisory Board, Toni has been instrumental in creating a new vision for our public school system.
A resident of Somerset Bridge and mother to Amanda and Katherine, Toni is passionate about her constituency and the need for change. She is alarmed at how the current government has depleted the public purse and has put Bermuda's finances in jeopardy. "We need to stop excessive and unnecessary spending and return Bermuda to stable growth and job creation."
Under an OBA government, Toni believes Bermuda will get the fresh start it needs and she would be humbled to serve the Sandys community as a member of the government. "An elected member must never forget they are there to serve the community's interests, not their own."