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Meet the Principal


Marjorie Hylton is the founder and principal of the Promise Learning Centre in Kingston ,Jamaica, which for the past 17 years  has been offering special education services for children with autism. Mrs. Hylton is a special educator and trainer for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The school is the only one of its kind in Jamaica and caters to the needs of children at the Early childhood, Primary and Junior high level. The students level of disabilities range from mild to severe.




  • University of the West Indies, Mona

  • Master of Education(Educational Psychology) with Distinction               Sept 2009

  •   University of the West Indies, Mona

  •       Bachelor of Education in Special Ed. (with First Class Honors)                June 2005

  • Life Bible College Diploma in Ministerial Training                                    June 2002

  •       Mico University     (Diploma in Special Education )                                   June 1988


Mrs. Hylton has been instrumental in the establishment of  Learning Centres at McCam Centre & Promise Learning Centre, Development of Behaviour Modification Programs, Organisation of a Music Band, Facilitation of Mentorship programme for new teachers, and facilitation of students with autism participation in JCDC Festivals. Under her careful supervision of the program she is also Guidance Counselor for students at school, and advisor to parents of children with Autism.


Over the years Mrs. Hylton has been actively involved in international training seminars, serving on the Board of Directors of PLC, is a member of the Jamaica Autism Support Association, several community projects and has been interviewed and featured by the media:


Ø  Autism Project Coordinator McCam Centre               1991-1993

Ø  Secretary Tryall Heights Citizen Assoc.                      1994-1995

Ø  Autism Training Workshop, Ottawa, Toronto             1995

Ø  Autism Conference, California, USA                            1997

Ø  Gleaner Feature Outlook (Overcoming obstacles)      2003

Ø  The Daily observer-All Woman                                        2009

Ø   The Barbados Advocate                                                   2012


Professionally she presents at numerous Medical and Educational seminars on various aspects of teaching children with Autism. Most Recently, Mrs Hylton completed a research on : earning a distinction. Her work has been published in the libraries of the University of the West Indies. Mrs. Marjorie Hylton has worked assiduously in her commitment to her career and has earned several awards:      


    Award of  Excellence (UWI, Mona)                                2010

    First Class Honours Graduate                                       2005                                                                

   Valedictorian Award  -  Life Bible College                   2002                                                                   

   Invaluable Service in the field of Special

                      Education (Promise Learning PTA)                               1997



Mrs. Marjorie Hylton is married to Darrington and has two children. She is very passionate about children with special needs and especially those diagnosed with autism. 

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