Stevian Simmonds reports.

The St Ann Police believe a female teacher reported missing last Wednesday is taking what they call a break.

She’s 32year old, Rushelle Williams, a Mathematics Teacher at the Marcus Garvey Technical High School, in the parish.

The Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA, arranged a search party for Ms. Williams in sections of St Ann today.


Ms Williams lives in St Ann with her mother.

She’s been teaching at Marcus Garvey Technical High School for just under two years.

Head of the St Ann Police, Superintendent Dwight Powell says Ms. Williams was spotted by a number of people in Brown’s Town St Ann two days after she was reported missing.

Superintendent Powell says Williams left her personal belongings including her cell phone at home.

He says the Police believe she’s still alive and are asking her to report to the station or her relatives.

JTA President Winston Smith says Ms. Williams’ colleagues describe the missing teacher as quiet, but serious about her job and passionate about teaching Math.

He says some 60 people including teachers, students, and parents were part of a search party in the parish to sensitize residents about the missing teacher today.

According to the JTA President, Ms. Williams’ disappearance has caused great anxiety among members who are already stressed and experiencing unease with what he says are very limited resources in managing teaching and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.