How does one thank an Educator who has touched thousands of learners during her 41 years of teaching? This is an attempt to pay a special tribute to Ms Amina Mayat a stalwart of Education who retires at the end of March after a distinguished career that spanned 4 decades. Educators that are in education for this long can agree this is a very different place than it was 40 years ago. From the start of Ms Mayat’s career many changes have occurred but Ms Mayat continued to learn and evolve as each new change in the curriculum came. Ms Mayat gave 31 years of her career in Education to Lenasia Secondary School and 41 years to Education in general; she is well respected amongst her colleagues through the years as a hard working diligent educator with an encyclopaedic knowledge of what was called biology and now Life Sciences. Her passion when doing experiments and witnessing the spark it ignited in the learners still lit up her face today when she spoke about it.