|Janasee Sinclair recently retired as principal at St. Croix Central High School in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She will remain actively involved in the educational process.
Q. How did you get your start in education?
A. I was living in New York City and traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on vacation in 1975. I wanted to teach, but there was a freeze on hiring teachers in New York at the time. I learned there was a significant need for teachers in the U.S. Virgin Islands so I applied and landed a teaching position while I was still on vacation. I’ve been here ever since.Q. How did you become involved with Middle States?
A. Many years ago, the first high school where I worked as an assistant principal went through the accreditation process. This helped me to understand and engage in the process. As the years progressed, I became a principal and my new school also went through the accreditation process. An accreditation officer came to my school to conduct workshops and eventually, I was asked if I wanted to become involved with Middle States. I was eager to support the organization because I believe in the Middle States process and see its value to schools and school systems.
Q. What do you see as one of the main benefits of Middle States accreditation?
Q. What is one piece of career advice you would give to a younger version of yourself?
Q. What are you planning to do in retirement?
Q. What is your favorite book?