Top educator in the US is a Jamaican woman!


images_jamaica_flag.jpgInspite of the negativity surrounding Jamaica...there is one more reason to be proud. Dr. Winsome Thompson Clarke was by the American Biographical Institute in the United States as their Woman of the Year in Education.

Dr. Clarke who taught at St Marys High School in Highgate was a past student of St Hugh's High School and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in music and education at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and went to complete her doctorate in educational administration at Ohio University, Athens.

The title of her dissertation was entitled "Legal implications on the high school principalship". At Ohio University, she was an honour student in the College of Education.

She returned to Jamaica and worked at the Ministry of Education, as a senior officer for many years.

In 1997, Dr Clarke received the US Embassy's prestigious International Visitor Award. This enabled her to tour five state in the US to observe their educational practices.

She has also been included in the Who is Who publication in London England, US and the Caribbean.

Now retired, she runs a music studio in St Andrew. She is also a lay magistrate and a church organist.

YardFlex would like to congratulate her on this achievement...and may others walk in her shoes!